Tackling marine plastic litter will require the world’s leading economies to scale up improvements to waste management and product design, G20 environment and energy ministers ..
News 17 Jun 2019
Tackling record high levels of plastic pollution in the Mediterranean will require urgent government action both domestically and at a global scale, WWF has said ..
News 7 Jun 2019
Cruise ships emit far more harmful sulphur oxides (SOx) around Europe's coast than its entire passenger car fleet combined, campaigners have warned ..
News 5 Jun 2019
Germany has “made it clear” that it does not want any changes to the EU's Water Framework Directive at an informal meeting of environment ministers ..
News 22 May 2019
UN talks on regulating the massive environmental impact of shipping have made slow progress on many of the main issues, including speed restrictions for ships ..
News 17 May 2019
Besides polluting land and sea, worldwide growth in the use of plastic could jeopardise the Paris Agreement goal of halting global warming, a report suggests ..
News 15 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,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
- Waste & Resources,Pollution
Fishing and marine organisations from six EU countries plus Israel and Algeria launched today a manifesto calling on Mediterranean governments to support their efforts to ..
News 6 May 2019
Additives to cosmetic products account for a “relatively tiny” part of microplastics finding their way into the environment compared to agricultural products, an ECHA official ..
News 3 May 2019
- Waste & Resources,Products
Plastic bags labelled as biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable and compostable take more than three years to break down in the environment, according to new research ..
News 2 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
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
Government officials and business leaders were invited to sign on Tuesday a declaration pledging urgent action to counter the effects of climate change on the ..
News 19 Feb 2019