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    • Transport,Pollution

    Transport impacts cost Europe €1trn a year

    Transport in Europe is costing more than €1trn a year through air pollution, carbon emissions and other ‘external costs’ largely met by society at large ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Commission shelves non-toxic environment strategy

    The current European Commission is not planning to produce a long awaited 'strategy for a non-toxic environment' before it leaves office, the head of its ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,Nature

    ‘Worrying’ levels of farm waste in EU waterways

    An EU-wide study of water bodies near intensive livestock farms has revealed the presence of over 100 different plant and animal protection products, including several ..
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    • Pollution,General Policy

    Campaigners warn against laxer water standards

    Governments are seeking to weaken regulations on the quality and environmental standard of Europe's lakes and rivers, the campaign group WWF warned on Wednesday ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    Half Portuguese sewage sludge ‘not accounted for’

    Almost half of the 260,000 tons of sewage sludge produced by Portugal’s wastewater treatment plants in the first half of 2018 was disposed of illegally ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,Nature

    EC funds €300m of sustainable ocean projects

    The European Commission has announced a package of 23 measures to tackle ocean pollution, backed up by €300m of EU funding ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,General Policy

    EP adopts position on drinking water proposal

    The European Parliament called for tighter limits on pollutants and improved access to safe water supplies as it adopted its position on a proposed update ..
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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,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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    • Transport,Waste & Resources,Pollution

    MEPs seek to tighten rules on shipping waste

    Campaigners gave a qualified welcome to suggested amendments to the European Commission’s proposals on waste from ships agreed by MEPs on Tuesday, arguing they should ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products

    MEPs want tougher stance on single-use plastics

    The European Parliament’s environment committee agreed on Wednesday on more ambitious plans to reduce pollution from throwaway single-use plastics ..
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    • Pollution,Nature

    Campaigners urge defence of EU water law

    Environmental groups are urging the general public to defend a key piece of EU legislation protecting Europe's lakes and rivers amid a 'fitness check' of ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,EU's Circular Economy

    EU ‘failing’ to regulate plastic pollution

    Microplastics and poorly biodegradable polymer compounds are currently under-regulated because of gaps in the EU’s chemical and product regulations, according to a new study ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,EU's Circular Economy,Nature

    EU leads international plastic pollution initiative

    The European Commission is spearheading a new international network to encourage the responsible use and disposal of plastics ..
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