A Norwegian proposal to tackle marine pollution by extending UN rules on international shipment of hazardous waste to recovered plastic is supported by EU governments, ..
News 22 Mar 2019
New rules on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) will “keep millions exposed to toxic chemicals” in products containing recycled plastics, campaigners have warned ..
News 15 Mar 2019
A lack of information on toxic substances in recycled materials and a focus on quantity rather than quality are major barriers to the realisation of ..
News 14 Mar 2019
- Climate,Energy,EU's Circular Economy
The EU must urgently adopt progressive carbon pricing in order to tackle climate change, according to Frans Timmermans, the Socialist candidate for the European Commission ..
News 6 Mar 2019
- Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy
The European Commission is well advanced in addressing all the elements of the circular economy action plan it launched in 2015, the EU executive has ..
News 5 Mar 2019
- Waste & Resources,Packaging
The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has produced a report outlining ways in which the country can meet strict new EU recycling targets, based on European ..
News 15 Feb 2019
Incineration plants, landfills and other facilities for disposing of unsorted waste should no longer be supported by the EU's largest public fund, MEPs agreed on ..
News 14 Feb 2019
The European Parliament censured national governments and the EU executive on Tuesday over their failure to implement a 2009 directive on sustainable pesticide use ..
News 12 Feb 2019
- Climate,Energy,Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy
Environmental campaigners and businesses working in the circular economy field have written to French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe calling for more ambition in an upcoming ..
News 5 Feb 2019
- Waste & Resources,Products,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging,Packaging
European rules on plastics and packaging could form the basis of a worldwide standard and help create a global market for recycled materials, the European ..
News 1 Feb 2019
Rules on ecodesign should be updated to ensure consumer goods are easily repairable, and supplied with clear information about their durability, the pressure group Zero ..
News 25 Jan 2019
The European Commission will table supplementary legislation in March defining how member states should harmonise methodologies for calculating recycling targets ..
News 24 Jan 2019
The pressure group Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) has called on lawmakers to push the EU executive to clarify its plans to limit the harm ..
News 21 Jan 2019
- Transport,Waste & Resources,Pollution
A Rotterdam-based shipping firm has been fined €780,000, in addition to a substantial settlement, for the illegal disposal of an end-of-life container ship that was ..
News 21 Jan 2019
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products,Packaging
A Europe-wide prohibition of a raft of single-use plastic products passed a final legislative hurdle on Friday when government representatives endorsed a deal with MEPs ..
News 18 Jan 2019