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    • Waste & Resources

    EU court: Dozens of Italian landfills breaching rules

    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 ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    Evidence of microplastic contamination in human gut

    European scientists have detected nine types of microplastics in stool samples from a worldwide sample of subjects, in the first study of its kind. ..
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    • Waste & Resources,General Policy

    ENVI backs plans to improve access to clean drinking water

    The European Parliament’s environment committee has backed a report which calls for pollutant-free drinking water for all European Union citizens ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Infringements Dashboard

    Slovakia fined €1m for flouting 2013 landfill ruling

    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 ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Circular economy package to come into force on 4 July

    New EU directives setting binding requirements and strict rules on waste management have been published in the Official Journal of the Union and will enter ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Transport,Waste & Resources,General Policy

    Commission reveals sustainable investment proposals

    The European Commission has tabled legislative proposals to increase investment in environmental and energy infrastructure as part of the EU’s post-2020 budget ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Italy fined €25m by EU court for wastewater breach

    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 ..
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    • Energy,Waste & Resources

    Addicted to incineration

    The issue of renewables is a hot one, especially in light of the current European Parliament and EU Council negotiations on the revised renewable energy ..
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    • Transport,Waste & Resources

    Shipping giant guilty of breaking EU waste laws

    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 ..
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    • Energy,Waste & Resources

    RED II sends contradictory messages to member states

    Last Wednesday, the European Parliament finally voted on the renewable energy directive (RED II) file. Many rejoiced - although some may have been just happy ..
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    • Energy,Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy

    RED II proposal favours incineration over recycling

    Current EU renewable energy policy encourages incineration instead of recycling by offering financial incentives for generating energy from residual waste ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy

    German NGO slams electro-waste system

    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 ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Spain rapped for ongoing landfills breaches

    The European Commission has urged Spain to put an end to its “systemic breach” of EU rules by sealing and regenerating inert waste landfills ..
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    • Waste & Resources,General Policy

    EU court declares 61 Spanish landfill sites illegal

    Spain is in breach of the EU's Waste Framework Directive for failing to bring 61 landfill sites into line with environmental safety rules, the EU ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Nature

    Commission stands by draft cadmium limits

    A European Commission official has rejected an MEP’s call to soften proposed restrictions on cadmium in phosphate fertilisers ..
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