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    • Packaging

    Plastics industry seeks relaxation of BPA rules in light of US study

    Plastics manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic argue that an extensive US study into the effects of BPA on animals should prompt regulators to ..
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    • Chemicals

    ECHA defends 'objectivity' of microplastics call

    The EU chemicals agency has defended the objectivity of a recent call for evidence after criticism from campaigners, but bosses at ECHA admitted it could ..
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  • G7 leaders and EU sign ocean plastics charter

    The EU has joined forces with five countries in the G7 group of industrial democracies to adopt a plastics charter on ocean pollution in a ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Packaging

    Plastic pollution in Mediterranean at 'record levels'

    The Mediterranean has become the sixth greatest accumulation zone for marine litter, after notorious 'plastics islands' in major oceans ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,EU's Circular Economy

    Commission targets young in plastics campaign

    The European Commission marked World Environment Day on Tuesday by launching a public awareness campaign to help tackle single-use plastic waste ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    Circular economy could cut industry emissions by half

    Moving to a circular economy model could cut European industrial CO2 emissions by 56% by mid-century, according to a study published on Tuesday and endorsed ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    EC faces growing calls to broaden ecodesign rules

    The European Commission should consider proposing legislation to limit the presence of toxic chemicals in plastics and other materials as it looks at ways to ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    EC slammed on recycled plastic content

    There will never be strong demand for plastic recyclate in the EU without binding recycled content levels for plastic products, according to European waste management ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products

    Stakeholders welcome Commission's plastic ban plan

    NGOs and the French government have welcomed European Commission plans to ban certain single-use plastic products in a bid to tackle marine pollution ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    EU hopes to spur ‘race to the top’ with plastics ban

    EU proposals to restrict the use of disposable plastic product should be seen as a challenge to other parts of the world to address marine ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy

    Plastics levy ‘is not a tax’ EC assures industry

    The plastics levy announced this month in the Commission’s proposed seven year EU budget is “not a tax”, industry commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska has said as ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    Greens call for BPA ban in new plastics legislation

    A forthcoming EU proposal to control the marketing of disposable plastic products should be broadened to prohibit the use of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol-A, members ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    Governments agree to meet strict new EU recycling targets

    European countries face binding recycling targets after governments adopted on Tuesday new EU directives setting binding requirements and strict rules on waste management ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    Spain introduces controls on single-use plastic bags

    A new law transposing the EU’s plastic bags directive and approved last Friday by the Spanish government introduces compulsory charging for almost all single-use plastic ..
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    • Nature

    EC reassures green groups over nature infringement action

    Environmental groups say that they have received assurances from the European Commission that there will be more progress on infringements of EU nature directives ..
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