Europe should build the industrial infrastructure and networks needed to underpin a sustainable 'circular bio-economic society' by mid century, an EU-backed public-private partnership said on ..
News 3 Jun 2019
- Climate,Waste & Resources
Europe needs to find a careful balance between the “smart use” of forest biomass while ensuring carbon sinks are enhanced, EU climate commissioner Miguel Arias ..
News 26 Apr 2019
Forty-four landfills in Italy have failed to comply with EU rules designed to prevent or reduce their environmental and health impacts, the European Court of ..
News 21 Mar 2019
- Waste & Resources,Pollution
European scientists have detected nine types of microplastics in stool samples from a worldwide sample of subjects, in the first study of its kind. ..
News 23 Oct 2018
- Waste & Resources,General Policy,Nature
The EC should not introduce a hierarchy for the use of biomass products and by-products in its guidance on applying the principles of the circular ..
News 18 Sep 2018
- Waste & Resources,General Policy
The European Parliament’s environment committee has backed a report which calls for pollutant-free drinking water for all European Union citizens ..
News 12 Sep 2018
- Waste & Resources,Infringements Dashboard
The EU's highest court has fined Slovakia €1m for failing to shut down a huge rubbish dump five years after it was ordered to do ..
News 5 Jul 2018
Italy has been fined €25m by the EU Court of Justice for failing to to implement European law on the selection and treatment of urban ..
News 4 Jun 2018
- Transport,Waste & Resources
Shipping giant Seatrade has been found guilty of breaking EU waste export laws in the sale of end-of-life ships to South Asian shipbreaking yards ..
News 16 Mar 2018
- Energy,Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy
Current EU renewable energy policy encourages incineration instead of recycling by offering financial incentives for generating energy from residual waste ..
Comment 9 Jan 2018
- Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy
Many German collection and recycling systems for waste electrical and electronic equipment are inconvenient for consumers, not offered nationwide and rely on risky postal transport ..
News 16 Oct 2017
The European Commission has urged Spain to put an end to its “systemic breach” of EU rules by sealing and regenerating inert waste landfills ..
News 6 Oct 2017
Proposed provisions on the classification of waste in reforms to the EU’s renewable energy directive could lead to perverse incentives to incinerate refuse that could ..
News 3 Oct 2017
- Climate,Energy,Waste & Resources
The Estonian EU Council presidency has indicated it sees little prospect of political agreement with the European Parliament on any of the climate and energy ..
News 7 Jul 2017