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    • Pollution,Packaging,Packaging

    Plastic: governments 'positive' on tighter shipment rules

    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, ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Products

    New limits for toxics in products 'contravene' UN convention

    New rules on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) will “keep millions exposed to toxic chemicals” in products containing recycled plastics, campaigners have warned ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    Circular economy hampered by ‘lax’ chemicals law

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Energy,EU's Circular Economy

    Timmermans: fair carbon tax ‘urgently needed’

    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 ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy

    EU progressing on circular economy, says Commission

    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 ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Packaging

    Finland to legislate on EU waste targets ‘by autumn’

    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 ..
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    • Energy,Waste & Resources

    Incinerators set to lose out as regional funding turns green

    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 ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    MEPs demand binding targets to cut pesticide use

    The European Parliament censured national governments and the EU executive on Tuesday over their failure to implement a 2009 directive on sustainable pesticide use ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy

    France ‘lacks ambition’ on 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 ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging,Packaging

    EU executive thinks global on circular economy

    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 ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Waste campaigners urge overhaul of EU design rules

    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 ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Commission to supplement circular economy package

    The European Commission will table supplementary legislation in March defining how member states should harmonise methodologies for calculating recycling targets ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Packaging

    MEPs urged to press EU executive on EDC strategy

    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 ..
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    • Transport,Waste & Resources,Pollution

    Illegal scrapping costs Dutch shipowner €3m

    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 ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products,Packaging

    EU Council endorses deal with MEPs on disposable plastics ban

    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 ..
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