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MEPs veto recycling of lead-containing plastic

MEPs have vetoed a European Commission proposal that would allow for recycled PVC products to be exempt from a ban on lead, as they found it clashes with the principles of the REACH regulation


Commission dismisses accusations of illegal aid to Polish plant

The European Commission and waste-to-energy industries have dismissed allegations made by environmental groups questioning a decision to allocating EU funding to a waste incineration project in Poland


No EU country prepared to deal with nuclear waste - former MEP

Deep geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste is still decades away, former German MEP Rebecca Harms warned at the Brussels launch of the first World Nuclear Waste Report commissioned by environmentalists


Commission slammed as €100m approved for waste incinerators

The next EU budget should scrap climate and air quality harming investments, environmental campaigners have said, after the European Commission approved Cohesion Fund aid of more than €100m to build two waste-to-energy incineration plants in Poland

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EU could aim to cut resource use by half

The European Commission is considering a plan to cut the EU’s material footprint by half in order to reduce, in absolute terms, the bloc’s resource consumption as part of a new circular economy action plan

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