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    • Pollution,Products,Packaging

    Plastic bottle measure could cost €8.7bn, says sector

    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 ..
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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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    • 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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    • Pollution,Products,Packaging

    MEPs call to broaden disposable plastics ban

    The European Parliament has voted in favour of extending a list of disposable plastics to be banned in the EU from 2021 under recent proposals ..
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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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    • 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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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    Council and Parliament to ‘give priority’ to single-use plastic

    The EC's proposal to restrict the use of disposable plastic products will be treated as a matter of priority by the EU Council and European ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,Nature

    EC-UNEP adopt oceans conservation roadmap

    The European Commission and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have adopted a new roadmap on joint marine conservation work ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    EU hopes to spur ‘race to the top’ with plastics ban

    EU proposals to restrict the use of disposable plastic product should be seen as a challenge to other parts of the world to address marine ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    Brussels warns business over marine plastic litter

    European businesses will have no choice but to change their behaviour to reduce the “scandalous” volume of plastic waste ending up in the sea, vice-president ..
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    • Transport,Pollution

    Coastal regions see falls in SOx pollution

    EU limits on sulphur in marine fuels has seen SO2 concentrations fall by more than half since 2015 in sensitive coastal areas subject to tighter ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    Sweden to ban microplastics in some cosmetics products

    The Swedish government has announced plans to ban the sale of rinse-off cosmetic products containing microplastics from July to help reduce plastic marine litter ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    MEPs call for tougher global action on marine litter

    MEPs have called on the Commission and member states to do more to take tougher action on marine pollution by voting through a resolution an ..
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