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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy

    Plastics: ministers to decide on producer clean-up

    EU environment ministers should decide soon what percentage of the cost for the clean-up of disposable single-use plastics litter is levied on producers, according to ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals

    Study blames EU loophole for toxic toys

    Many plastic products, including children's toys, contain potentially dangerous levels of controlled chemicals due a loophole in EU legislation, according to a report ..
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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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    • Climate,Waste & Resources,Products,Nature

    Plastics targeted in EU ‘bioeconomy’ plan

    Developing a greener economic model will create “huge opportunities” in clean energy, textiles, medicine and a market for “real” biodegradable plastics, a European Commission vice-president ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Packaging

    MEPs back tighter limits on POPs

    Concentration limits for persistent organic pollutants in consumer products should be tightened, the European Parliament’s environment committee has agreed, but campaigners remain concerned ..
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    • Transport,Waste & Resources,Pollution

    MEPs seek to tighten rules on shipping waste

    Campaigners gave a qualified welcome to suggested amendments to the European Commission’s proposals on waste from ships agreed by MEPs on Tuesday, arguing they should ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products

    MEPs want tougher stance on single-use plastics

    The European Parliament’s environment committee agreed on Wednesday on more ambitious plans to reduce pollution from throwaway single-use plastics ..
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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

    EU ‘failing’ to regulate plastic pollution

    Microplastics and poorly biodegradable polymer compounds are currently under-regulated because of gaps in the EU’s chemical and product regulations, according to a new study ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy

    Austria widens EU plastic polluter responsibility

    An Austrian presidency draft compromise on rules to reduce pollution from single-use plastic products would broaden polluter classification while diluting the polluter-pays principle ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products

    Paper industry claims lead in sustainability stakes

    Almost three-quarters of paper based products used in Europe are recycled, an industry trade body has argued amid concerns that those with polymer coatings may ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy

    Fears Commission to ditch ecodesign package

    Environmental campaigners and groups advocating product re-use and energy efficiency warned on Friday that the EU executive might be set to drop a package 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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    • Waste & Resources

    14 EU states ‘at risk’ of missing recycling target

    Half of the EU’s member states have been issued with a warning by the Commission for being at risk of meeting the 2020 recycling target ..
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