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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,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,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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    • Transport,Waste & Resources,Pollution

    EU urged not to scrap ships in dangerous facilities

    Shipowners are lobbying for the right to scrap old vessels outside Europe, where cost may be lower and environmental standards slacker, despite sufficient capacity in ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    Legal threat as 1GW coal plant approved

    A Polish state-run energy firm faces legal action, environmental campaigners have warned, after it gave a green light to a controversial €1.2bn 1GW coal power ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    Report argues for climate action via green mortgages

    Applying standardised energy performance criteria to mortgage loans across Europe, with preferential interest rates for 'green' mortgages, could cut CO2 emissions due to inefficient buildings ..
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    • Chemicals

    MEP probe points to ‘shortcomings’ in EU pesticide approvals

    The EU should improve its system for licensing pesticides, with stricter requirements on scientific studies and ongoing surveillance after they have been placed on the ..
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    • General Policy,Nature

    More money needed for preventing forest fires

    Countries in Europe need to invest significantly more in forest management and fire prevention if they are to cope with increasingly severe and long-lasting forest ..
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    • Chemicals

    MEPs urged to stick to strict cadmium limit for fertilisers

    Environmental campaigners have written to MEPs urging them not to back down on a demand to strictly limit content of the toxic heavy metal cadmium ..
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