Environment ministers are set to call on the European Commission to speed up work on chemicals policy, and demand delivery of an overdue ‘strategy for ..
News 11 Jun 2019
Although almost half of the countries in Europe have declared plastic waste a “priority” issue, only nine EU member states have set concrete targets for ..
News 3 Jun 2019
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products
Norway plans to push for stricter regulation of global plastic waste shipments at a UN summit this week, while at home the government wants to ..
News 6 May 2019
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
- Climate,Pollution,Markets & Corporate,Nature
Investors in corporate bonds should be more assiduous in screening companies for their environmental and climate impact, campaigners said on Thursday as they published a ..
News 31 Jan 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
- Energy,Waste & Resources,Pollution
A European Commission plan to end EU support for waste incineration plants remains in doubt as MEPs consider amendments to rules on cohesion funding ..
News 14 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