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France introduces plastic-free label for beaches
The French government has introduced a scheme to fight marine plastic pollution by rating seaside towns on their waste collection and recycling rates ..
6 Aug 2019
Carbon tax, GMOs, plastics: new EU petitions get the green light
Three EU-wide petitions on environmental issues are set to open to the public in the coming weeks ..
4 Jul 2019
Plastic straws and bags no more: Canada aims to clean up its act
11 Jun 2019
Two-thirds of EU countries have no prevention target for plastic waste
Although almost half of the countries in Europe have declared plastic waste a “priority” issue, only nine EU member states have set concrete targets for ..
3 Jun 2019
Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products
Norway pushes for action on plastics at home and abroad
Norway plans to push for stricter regulation of global plastic waste shipments at a UN summit this week, while at home the government wants to ..
6 May 2019
Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Pollution
Biodegradable bags can hold a full load of shopping three years after being discarded
29 Apr 2019
Throwaway plastics: European Parliament waves through ban
Plastic straws and cutlery, cotton buds and oxo-degradable food containers will be banned in Europe from 2021, following a European Parliament vote hailed as “historic” ..
28 Mar 2019
Plastic: governments 'positive' on tighter shipment rules
A Norwegian proposal to tackle marine pollution by extending UN rules on international shipment of hazardous waste to recovered plastic is supported by EU governments, ..
22 Mar 2019
Reducing marine litter from plastics - at a glance
21 Mar 2019
Waste & Resources,Pollution,Packaging
127 countries regulate plastic bags. Why aren't we seeing less pollution?
12 Mar 2019
Hainan, China, to phase out single-use plastics
22 Feb 2019
Climate,Waste & Resources,Pollution
War on Plastics May Stunt Oil Demand Growth Projections
11 Feb 2019
MEPs urged to press EU executive on EDC strategy
The pressure group Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) has called on lawmakers to push the EU executive to clarify its plans to limit the harm ..
21 Jan 2019
Single-use Plastics Directive - negotiated text
18 Jan 2019
Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products,Packaging
EU Council endorses deal with MEPs on disposable plastics ban
A Europe-wide prohibition of a raft of single-use plastic products passed a final legislative hurdle on Friday when government representatives endorsed a deal with MEPs ..
18 Jan 2019
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