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    • Waste & Resources

    ECJ clarifies definition of waste electrical equipment

    The European Court of Justice has ruled that malfunctioning electrical products should be considered waste under the EU’s waste shipments regulation unless it can be ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,Markets & Corporate,EU's Circular Economy

    Textile industry embraces EU circular economy

    Five European and global textile and fashion organisations have pledged to work with the EU to “co-develop” a vision for textiles in a circular economy ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals

    Rotterdam Convention ‘breakthrough’ on hazchem compliance

    Parties to the Rotterdam Convention have agreed to establish a compliance mechanism on importing hazardous chemicals, 15 years after the convention came into force ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy,2019 European Elections

    Cross-party MEP group signs zero-waste pledge

    A group of MEPs representing most of the European Parliament’s mainstream parties has signed a pledge to work towards developing the EU’s circular economy during ..
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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,Chemicals,Pollution

    Europe exports illegal e-waste to developing world

    Europe could be illegally sending substantial amounts of electronics waste to developing countries, a campaign group has concluded after tagging and tracking the movements 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

    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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    • Waste & Resources,General Policy,EU's Circular Economy

    Lack of action on waste exports, trade body says

    The circular economy package agreed last week fails to go far enough to ensure that European waste exports are recycled outside of Europe in the ..
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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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    • 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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