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    • Pollution,Products

    Plastics: Governments and MEPs align on ‘polluter-pays’ principle

    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 ..
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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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    • Pollution,Products

    Austria seeks compromise on plastic litter rules

    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 ..
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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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    • Pollution,Products,Packaging

    Protesters demand governments back plastics ban

    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 ..
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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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    • Pollution,Products,Packaging

    Parliament divided over stance on disposable plastics

    MEPs appear divided over how far the EU should go in its response to plastic pollution after debating the European Commission's proposal on disposable single-use ..
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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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    • 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,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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