Commission pledges legislative response to plastic waste and crime

Commission pledges legislative response to plastic waste and crime

The EU executive is planning to update rules on packaging design, waste shipment and end-of-life vehicles in a bid to clamp down on plastic waste, and its illegal disposal, now that Europe is no... Read more

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Commission to target global impact of ‘fast fashion’ in textiles strategy

An upcoming EU strategy to reduce the environmental damage caused by the textile industry will seek to clean up global supply chains through improved product traceability, according to a roadmap published on Tuesday.


Plastic waste: New EU export restrictions come into force

Waste operators are no longer able to export low quality plastic waste to developing countries outside the EU under new rules that came into force on Friday, drawing praise from Germany’s environment minister.


Plastics industry pledges action on release into environment

European producers of virgin and recycled plastics have acknowledged existing controls do not prevent release of pellets, including resin flakes and powders, into the environment at any point in the supply chain, pledging to tackle the problem with a new certification system.


Industry overstating rate of drinks carton recycling, NGO claims

The amount of composite drinks packaging that ends up being recycled could be much lower across Europe than industry estimates suggest, according to a study commissioned by anti-waste campaigners.


Questions raised over climate claims for chemical recycling

Life cycle assessments for the chemical recycling of plastics lack scientific rigour and are based on questionable interpretations of flawed data, according to a campaign group.

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