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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    Evidence of microplastic contamination in human gut

    European scientists have detected nine types of microplastics in stool samples from a worldwide sample of subjects, in the first study of its kind. ..
    News
    • Pollution,Products,Packaging

    Parliament divided over stance on disposable plastics

    MEPs appear divided over how far the EU should go in its response to plastic pollution after debating the European Commission's proposal on disposable single-use ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging

    Chemicals panel urged to block chromium VI authorisations

    Environmental groups have urged government delegates to reject European Commission proposals to authorise the use of restricted, carcinogenic chromium compounds ..
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    • Climate,Waste & Resources,Products,Packaging

    EC urged to provide bioeconomy funding

    The European Commission should channel funds from the future Horizon Europe scheme into fighting plastic pollution and funding decarbonisation projects, the EU executive was told ..
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    • Climate,Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy

    Circular economy could tackle over half EU emissions

    Aligning the EU's circular economy policy with its long term decarbonisation strategy could deal with over half of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy

    Plastics: ministers to decide on producer clean-up

    EU environment ministers should decide soon what percentage of the cost for the clean-up of disposable single-use plastics litter is levied on producers, according to ..
    News
    • 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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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Packaging

    MEPs back tighter limits on POPs

    Concentration limits for persistent organic pollutants in consumer products should be tightened, the European Parliament’s environment committee has agreed, but campaigners remain concerned ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,EU's Circular Economy

    EU ‘failing’ to regulate plastic pollution

    Microplastics and poorly biodegradable polymer compounds are currently under-regulated because of gaps in the EU’s chemical and product regulations, according to a new study ..
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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,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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    • Waste & Resources

    14 EU states ‘at risk’ of missing recycling target

    Half of the EU’s member states have been issued with a warning by the Commission for being at risk of meeting the 2020 recycling target ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy

    Policy briefing: The EU’s circular economy package

    New EU directives setting binding requirements and strict rules on waste management entered into force on 4 July. Here, ENDS takes a detailed look at ..
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