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” ..
News 28 Mar 2019
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, ..
News 22 Mar 2019
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 ..
News 21 Jan 2019
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products,Packaging
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 ..
News 18 Jan 2019
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging
Member states and representatives of the European Parliament agreed in December on a range of measures to tackle pollution from single-use plastics that are expected ..
Analysis 14 Jan 2019
- Waste & Resources,Pollution
Nano- and microplastics (NMPs) levels do not pose a widespread risk to the environment or human health unless in high concentrations, scientists have concluded ..
News 11 Jan 2019
If the EU is to achieve its goal of creating a circular economy, the bloc should in principle not allow the marketing of products that ..
News 4 Jan 2019
European Parliament and EU Council negotiators have agreed restrictions on a range of disposable plastic products after all-night talks yielded a legislative text ..
News 19 Dec 2018
The EU Council and the European Parliament appear to be moving nearer to a common position on the disposable plastics directive, according to a draft ..
News 17 Dec 2018
European Commission proposals to require plastic drinks bottles to have tethered caps to prevent litter could cost firms up to €8.7bn, according to new industry-commissioned ..
News 7 Dec 2018
Governments appear to be considering changes to their position on proposals to limit single-use plastic products in a bid to reach a compromise with MEPs ..
News 19 Nov 2018
Campaigners have called on EU environment ministers not to water down European Commission proposals, supported by MEPs, to ban a range of disposable plastic products ..
News 29 Oct 2018