Data on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling in Portugal is inaccurate and the collection and treatment system marred by illegality, campaigners claim ..
News 3 Jun 2019
- Waste & Resources,Products
Rules on the design of product packaging need to be strengthened to ensure its re-use in line with circular economy principles, waste managers argue ..
News 29 May 2019
Global rules hailed by campaigners as a weapon against the dumping of plastic waste on developing countries could have the unintended consequence of increasing incineration ..
News 20 May 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
The European Parliament voted in Plenary yesterday to approve the Single-Use Plastics Directive, bringing us one step closer to a world without plastic cotton buds, ..
Comment 2 Apr 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
A lack of information on toxic substances in recycled materials and a focus on quantity rather than quality are major barriers to the realisation of ..
News 14 Mar 2019
- Climate,Energy,EU's Circular Economy,2019 European Elections
The EU must urgently adopt progressive carbon pricing in order to tackle climate change, according to Frans Timmermans, the Socialist candidate for the European Commission ..
News 6 Mar 2019
- Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy
The European Commission is well advanced in addressing all the elements of the circular economy action plan it launched in 2015, the EU executive has ..
News 5 Mar 2019
- Waste & Resources,Packaging
The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has produced a report outlining ways in which the country can meet strict new EU recycling targets, based on European ..
News 15 Feb 2019
Incineration plants, landfills and other facilities for disposing of unsorted waste should no longer be supported by the EU's largest public fund, MEPs agreed on ..
News 14 Feb 2019
- Climate,Energy,Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy
Environmental campaigners and businesses working in the circular economy field have written to French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe calling for more ambition in an upcoming ..
News 5 Feb 2019