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    Targeted law will tackle nitrogen leaching from farms

    The Danish parliament has voted to introduce a targeted regulation intended to reduce nitrogen leaching from farms into groundwater and coastal waters ..
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    • Chemicals

    MEPs to probe EU pesticide approval process

    Political group leaders in the European Parliament agreed to set up a special committee to investigate failings and possible conflicts of interest in the EU ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy

    New data reveals EU reliance on virgin materials

    Eurostat figures show that in 2014 secondary materials accounted for only 11.4% of overall material use in the EU and recycled critical raw materials made ..
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    • Chemicals

    European Parliament set to probe glyphosate affair

    The EP's main political groups are set to agree on establishing an ad hoc panel to investigate issues raised by recent controversy surrounding the EU’s ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Mixed views voiced over EC's plastic strategy

    Environmental bodies have welcomed the European Commission’s plastic strategy but insist that it is still not doing enough to reduce plastic consumption ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    MEPs call for tougher global action on marine litter

    MEPs have called on the Commission and member states to do more to take tougher action on marine pollution by voting through a resolution an ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging,Packaging

    EU plastics strategy focuses on recycling drive

    The European Commission has set out plans to increase the recyclability of packaging in a 'plastics strategy' that also called for increased recycling facilities and ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Portuguese agency 'manipulated' recycling figures

    An environmental NGO has accused Portugal’s environment agency of inflating the country’s recycling rate for 2016 by incorrectly including around 270,000 tonnes of waste that ..
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    • Chemicals

    Seven new SVHCs announced by ECHA as list grows

    The European Chemicals Agency has added seven substances of very high concern and updated the entry for bisphenol-A, as the list of SVHCs hits 181 ..
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    EU sees ‘time to act’ on pollinator decline

    The European Commission has launched a public consultation in order to formulate a policy response to dramatic falls in the populations of bees and others ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Packaging,Packaging

    Italy’s new rules on plastic bags for food criticised

    New rules to cut the use of plastic bags in Italy have been brought into force, but the measures have been criticised by consumers and ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging,Packaging

    MEPs reject call to ban BPA in food packaging

    The European Parliament’s environment committee rejected on Thursday a motion calling for a ban on the endocrine disrupting chemical bisphenol-A in food packaging ..
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    • Waste & Resources,General Policy

    Brussels planning EU-wide tax to cut plastics use

    The European Commission is planning to introduce an EU-wide plastics tax to reduce pollution and boost revenues, budget commissioner Günther Oettinger said on Wednesday ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging

    MEPs moot ban on BPA in food packaging

    The European Parliament’s environment committee could call for an outright ban on the use of bisphenol-A in plastic food packaging when it votes on Thursday ..
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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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