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    • Waste & Resources,Products

    Industry platform to foster recycled plastics market

    A new industry platform has been set up by the European Commission to encourage the development of the recycled plastics market ..
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    • Pollution,Products,Packaging

    Plastic bottle measure could cost €8.7bn, says sector

    European Commission proposals to require plastic drinks bottles to have tethered caps to prevent litter could cost firms up to €8.7bn, according to new industry-commissioned ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,Packaging

    Denmark unveils Plastics Action Plan

    Denmark is to set up a national plastics centre to identify barriers to recycling and reuse of plastics, as central parts of a new government ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,Nature

    ‘Worrying’ levels of farm waste in EU waterways

    An EU-wide study of water bodies near intensive livestock farms has revealed the presence of over 100 different plant and animal protection products, including several ..
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    • Pollution,General Policy

    Campaigners warn against laxer water standards

    Governments are seeking to weaken regulations on the quality and environmental standard of Europe's lakes and rivers, the campaign group WWF warned on Wednesday ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Packaging

    EU recycled content proposal for plastic bottles

    EU governments would be set a voluntary 35% target for recycled content in new plastic bottles under new compromise text prepared by the Austrian presidency ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,Packaging

    Recyclers renew call for plastic bottle target

    A growing coalition of plastics recyclers and campaign groups have redoubled a call for governments to agree legislation that would mandate a 35% recycled content ..
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    • Climate,General Policy,Nature

    Auditors identify funding gap in EU flood defences

    Europe's response to an increasing risk of flooding has been stymied by a failure to allocate funding where it is needed, while the potential for ..
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    • Pollution,Products

    Austria seeks compromise on plastic litter rules

    Governments appear to be considering changes to their position on proposals to limit single-use plastic products in a bid to reach a compromise with MEPs ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    EU governments ‘undermining’ plastic ban proposal

    Environmental campaigners have slammed EU governments for undermining the European Commission’s proposals on banning some single-use plastic products ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Governments agree disposable plastics ban position

    EU member states have agreed their position on proposals for a directive to ban a range of single-use plastic items to tackle the environmental impact ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    Half Portuguese sewage sludge ‘not accounted for’

    Almost half of the 260,000 tons of sewage sludge produced by Portugal’s wastewater treatment plants in the first half of 2018 was disposed of illegally ..
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    • Pollution,Products,Packaging

    Protesters demand governments back plastics ban

    Campaigners have called on EU environment ministers not to water down European Commission proposals, supported by MEPs, to ban a range of disposable plastic products ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,Packaging

    Council moots watering down disposable plastics ban

    National governments are considering weakening proposals to ban a range of disposable plastic products commonly found in beach litter, according to a leaked EU Council ..
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    • Pollution,Products,Packaging

    MEPs call to broaden disposable plastics ban

    The European Parliament has voted in favour of extending a list of disposable plastics to be banned in the EU from 2021 under recent proposals ..
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