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    • Climate,Pollution,Nature

    Companies commit to swapping HFCs for natural refrigerants

    Hundreds of companies have committed to installing only new equipment with natural or alternative refrigerants with low global warming potential as part of international efforts ..
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    • Climate,Pollution

    EEA: Ozone-depleting chemicals ‘lowest in EU since 2006’

    The EU is gradually phasing down ozone-depleting substances such as hydrofluorocarbons, with consumption in 2015 hitting its lowest point for 10 years, according to the ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Developed countries propose cutting HFCs by 85% by 2036

    A group of developed countries, including the EU, the US and Australia, have proposed reducing their production and use of hydrofluorocarbons by 85% by 2036 ..
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    • Pollution

    Talks on HFC phase-down overcome funding block

    Negotiators have overcome a major roadblock in the Montreal Protocol talks to agree the basic principles covering financial aid for developing countries to reduce their reliance ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    HFC phasedown talks stall over funding

    Divisions between EU and developing countries over how the latter should be supported as they reduce hydrofluorocarbons emerged during a recent preliminary meeting, ENDS has ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Products,Packaging,Packaging

    EFSA flags zinc food contact material issues

    The European Commission should reconsider the migration limit for zinc set out in the 2011 regulation on plastic food contact materials, according to the European ..
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    • Pollution,Products

    GM cultivation bans set to be approved

    All member state decisions to implement national bans on cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops look set to go ahead as the scrutiny periods pass ..
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    • Pollution

    MEPs reject GM import ban

    MEPs rejected a European Commission proposal to allow EU countries to ban genetically modified food and feed on their territory ..
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    • Pollution,Products

    Germany among 15 states planning GMO bans

    Germany has become the 15th member state to signal that it will introduce a national ban on GM cultivation ..
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    • Pollution

    Portugal tables law to tackle soil contamination

    The Portuguese government has published legislative proposals to tackle soil contamination at brownfield sites by requiring site operators to obtain soil quality certificates ..
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    • Pollution

    Block GM imports proposal, says lead MEP

    The chair of the European Parliament’s environment committee has called for MEPs to reject the European Commission’s proposal to extend member states’ power to ban ..
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    • Pollution,Products

    GM import ban plan slammed by industry, NGOs

    The European Commission’s proposal to allow countries to enact national bans on genetically-modified (GM) food and feed has been accused of being seriously flawed ..
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    • Pollution,Products

    Brussels mulls nationalising GM import authorisations

    The European Commission is considering giving member states an opt-out of EU level authorisations for genetically modified (GM) food and feed imports ..
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    • Pollution

    Norway urged to ban GM maize

    Norway’s Environment Agency has urged the government to ban the cultivation of MON810 genetically modified (GM) maize authorised in the EU ..
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    • Climate,Pollution

    Impacts of limiting ozone depletion not yet ‘detectable’

    Climate change will continue to influence levels of UV radiation as global action to limit ozone depletion has not yet translated into lower levels, research ..
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