Spanish government approves tender for localised radioactive waste storage

Long-standing confusion and controversy surrounding plans for the storage of high-level waste from Spain’s nuclear plants have increased after the government announced a tender to build localised... Read more

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Norwegian energy-from-waste project hits back at CCS criticism

After a top European Commission official cast doubt on the prospects for carbon capture and storage, the continent’s leading energy-from-waste carbon capture project says it is ready to catch up to 95% of emissions.


Industry warns of ‘unprecedented fragmentation’ in EU single-use plastics rules

The EU risks creating a mosaic of different national rules governing single-use plastics as member states “rush” to transpose a landmark directive covering the 10 most commonly found items, industry groups have warned.


Member states slow to transpose plastic curbs, campaigners find

Implementing the Single-Use Plastics Directive has ‘barely started’ in many EU member states, with most adopting a ‘bare minimum approach’, according to campaigners.


‘Worrying’ discovery: Quarter of plastics contain chemicals of concern

Of 10,500 substances found in plastics, a quarter are either highly stable, liable to accumulate in the body or are toxic, according to Swiss researchers.


Calls for EU action as Catalan town battles plastic pellet pollution

Millions of stray plastic pellets or nurdles from the two million tonnes produced annually at southern Europe’s largest petro-chemical complex in Tarragona, Catalonia, are severely impacting the environment in the western Mediterranean, two NGOs reported today.

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