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    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,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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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. ..
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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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