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    • Waste & Resources,Products

    Industry platform to foster recycled plastics market

    A new industry platform has been set up by the European Commission to encourage the development of the recycled plastics market ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,Packaging

    Denmark unveils Plastics Action Plan

    Denmark is to set up a national plastics centre to identify barriers to recycling and reuse of plastics, as central parts of a new government ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Packaging

    EU recycled content proposal for plastic bottles

    EU governments would be set a voluntary 35% target for recycled content in new plastic bottles under new compromise text prepared by the Austrian presidency ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,Packaging

    Recyclers renew call for plastic bottle target

    A growing coalition of plastics recyclers and campaign groups have redoubled a call for governments to agree legislation that would mandate a 35% recycled content ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    EU governments ‘undermining’ plastic ban proposal

    Environmental campaigners have slammed EU governments for undermining the European Commission’s proposals on banning some single-use plastic products ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Governments agree disposable plastics ban position

    EU member states have agreed their position on proposals for a directive to ban a range of single-use plastic items to tackle the environmental impact ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,Packaging

    Council moots watering down disposable plastics ban

    National governments are considering weakening proposals to ban a range of disposable plastic products commonly found in beach litter, according to a leaked EU Council ..
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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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    • Climate,Waste & Resources,Products,Packaging

    EC urged to provide bioeconomy funding

    The European Commission should channel funds from the future Horizon Europe scheme into fighting plastic pollution and funding decarbonisation projects, the EU executive was told ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    €2bn finance for plastic sea litter projects

    European financiers have committed €2bn for projects which tackle marine pollution, particularly plastics litter ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,Packaging

    EU auditors query plastic tax proposal

    EU auditors have questioned the European Commission’s proposal to boost the bloc’s budget with a plastic tax in the post-2020 trillion-euro multiannual financial framework (MFF) ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Packaging

    MEPs back tighter limits on POPs

    Concentration limits for persistent organic pollutants in consumer products should be tightened, the European Parliament’s environment committee has agreed, but campaigners remain concerned ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    PVC firms sign new 2025 recycling pledge

    VinylPlus, the European PVC industry’s voluntary sustainable development programme, has announced a commitment to recycle 900,000 tonnes of PVC per year by 2025 ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Breaking free from plastic

    Plastic is a hot topic across the continent, and Brussels is no exception. Worryingly, despite ranking fifth on the black list of single-use plastic items, ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Campaigners warn over single-use plastic proposals

    Plans for an EU-wide directive to tackle single-use plastics must ensure that conventional materials are not substituted with bio-based plastics when the reform is implemented, ..
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