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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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    • 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,Pollution,General Policy

    EP adopts position on drinking water proposal

    The European Parliament called for tighter limits on pollutants and improved access to safe water supplies as it adopted its position on a proposed update ..
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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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    • 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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    • Chemicals

    MEP probe points to ‘shortcomings’ in EU pesticide approvals

    The EU should improve its system for licensing pesticides, with stricter requirements on scientific studies and ongoing surveillance after they have been placed on the ..
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    • Chemicals

    MEPs urged to stick to strict cadmium limit for fertilisers

    Environmental campaigners have written to MEPs urging them not to back down on a demand to strictly limit content of the toxic heavy metal cadmium ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    EEA report warns of extent of mercury pollution

    Atmospheric mercury levels are five times above natural levels in Europe despite a raft of EU legislation to control the poisonous heavy metal, according to ..
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    • Waste & Resources,General Policy

    ENVI backs plans to improve access to clean drinking water

    The European Parliament’s environment committee has backed a report which calls for pollutant-free drinking water for all European Union citizens ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    PVC firms sign new 2025 recycling pledge

    VinylPlus, the European PVC industry’s voluntary sustainable development programme, has announced a commitment to recycle 900,000 tonnes of PVC per year by 2025 ..
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    • Chemicals

    Food production possible ‘without pesticides’

    The EU and rest of the world can produce food without resorting to chemicals by adopting sustainable agricultural practices, MEPs heard at a session of ..
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    • Chemicals

    ECHA consults on authorisation for bisphenol A

    Permission would be needed to use or market one of Europe’s most widely-used organic chemicals, alongside 17 others, under plans published on Wednesday by the ..
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