The European Commission must support new global rules on the export of plastic waste, despite pressure from industry groups to exclude OECD countries, campaigners say ..
News 9 Jul 2019
- Transport,Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products
Europe could be compelled to recycle more of its plastic waste after a near unanimous United Nations vote that brings international shipments under the control ..
News 13 May 2019
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Nature
Fully implementing the EU’s environmental legislation could save the EU economy around €55 billion a year, environment commissioner Karmenu Vella has said ..
News 5 Apr 2019
- Climate,Transport,2019 European Elections
An alliance of 50 organisations representing the clean energy and electricity sector is calling on the next European Commission to focus on electrification to decarbonise ..
News 22 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
New rules on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) will “keep millions exposed to toxic chemicals” in products containing recycled plastics, campaigners have warned ..
News 15 Mar 2019
EU criteria for tyre efficiency would remain as they have been since 2009 under a new negotiating position adopted by EU member states today ..
News 4 Mar 2019
- Transport,Waste & Resources,Pollution
A Rotterdam-based shipping firm has been fined €780,000, in addition to a substantial settlement, for the illegal disposal of an end-of-life container ship that was ..
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
- 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
European Parliament and EU Council negotiators have agreed restrictions on a range of disposable plastic products after all-night talks yielded a legislative text ..
News 19 Dec 2018
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 ..
News 17 Dec 2018
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 ..
News 7 Dec 2018
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 ..
News 29 Oct 2018