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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    Greens call for BPA ban in new plastics legislation

    A forthcoming EU proposal to control the marketing of disposable plastic products should be broadened to prohibit the use of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol-A, members ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    Governments agree to meet strict new EU recycling targets

    European countries face binding recycling targets after governments adopted on Tuesday new EU directives setting binding requirements and strict rules on waste management ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    Spain introduces controls on single-use plastic bags

    A new law transposing the EU’s plastic bags directive and approved last Friday by the Spanish government introduces compulsory charging for almost all single-use plastic ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Commission urged to take swift action on plastic strategy

    The European Commission should push forward with its ambitious plastic strategy while the issue continues to capture the public’s imagination, EP environment committee MEPs said ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    Brussels warns business over marine plastic litter

    European businesses will have no choice but to change their behaviour to reduce the “scandalous” volume of plastic waste ending up in the sea, vice-president ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Packaging

    Mineral water firms say 90% of used bottles will be recycled

    The European Federation of Bottled Waters has pledged to ensure that 90% of all PET water bottles sold in the EU will be collected for ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    Call for 75% recycled content in plastic products

    Local waste authority groups have called for minimum recycled content levels for new plastic products in Europe ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    RED II plastic-to-fuel proposal under fire

    Environmental group Zero Waste Europe has reiterated its call for member states to explicitly exclude fuels made from plastics from the scope of the revised ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Packaging

    Packaged food increase after plastic bag ban

    Italy’s ban on lightweight plastic bags for fresh produce introduced at the beginning of the year could be resulting in increased sales of packaged fruit ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    NGOs dispute recycled carbon fuels definition

    Proposals to include fuels from non-renewable solid waste streams within the scope of the revised RED are inconsistent with the EU’s circular economy policy and ..
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    • Waste & Resources,General Policy

    Plastics tax and LIFE funding boost in new EU budget

    National contributions to the EU's trillion-euro budget should be based in part on the amount of plastic packaging waste they produce, while the LIFE programme ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    EC to propose plastic litter ban

    The EC is to propose a ban on plastics used in items such as cotton buds, straws, cutlery, plates, stirrers and balloon sticks, a leaked ..
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    • Waste & Resources,General Policy,EU's Circular Economy

    EU aims to stamp out false 'green' claims on products

    Newly developed rules on what companies can claim regarding the environmental impact of their products could help stamp out “misleading green claims” and prevent a ..
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    • Waste & Resources,General Policy,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    France launches circular economy plan

    France will introduce a mandatory product information labelling scheme as part of a circular economy plan to halve waste sent to landfill and nudge the ..
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    • Transport,Pollution

    Coastal regions see falls in SOx pollution

    EU limits on sulphur in marine fuels has seen SO2 concentrations fall by more than half since 2015 in sensitive coastal areas subject to tighter ..
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