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The EU would violate international treaties and its own environmental laws if it decides to allow the export of ships to developing countries for recycling, a group of NGOs have warned
Efforts to cut down on microplastic pollutants risk being undermined before elected officials can have their say because of industry lobbying, according to a new report from the European Environmental Bureau
Interpol has warned of an ‘alarming increase’ in the ‘illegal plastic pollution trade’ since China put in place curbs on waste imports in 2018, with a growing amount of illegal waste directed to south-east Asia and central and eastern Europe
A levy on plastic waste designed to encourage recycling could have the opposite effect, a Brussels-based trade association representing processing firms has warned
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