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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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    • Climate,Energy

    ETS weakened by clean energy package, study finds

    Overlapping climate policies have undermined the efficiency of the EU emissions trading system, according to a new study ..
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    • Climate

    EU-California seek alignment on emissions trading

    The EU and the richest state in the US are to explore ways of aligning their carbon markets, EU climate commissioner Cañete and California state ..
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    • Climate

    Franco-German alliance to table carbon pricing policies

    France and Germany plan to table joint carbon pricing measures by the beginning of 2019, as part of a pledge made last Thursday by a ..
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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

    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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    • Waste & Resources

    Breaking free from plastic

    Plastic is a hot topic across the continent, and Brussels is no exception. Worryingly, despite ranking fifth on the black list of single-use plastic items, ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Campaigners warn over single-use plastic proposals

    Plans for an EU-wide directive to tackle single-use plastics must ensure that conventional materials are not substituted with bio-based plastics when the reform is implemented, ..
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    • Climate

    Carbon price hike set to continue, report finds

    Carbon prices in the EU emissions trading system could spike as high as €50 per tonne over the next five years and prompt European utilities ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Commission urged to abandon plastic clean-up proposal

    An EC single-use plastic directive proposal to require EU plastic makers to solely bear the costs of litter clean-ups should be abandoned, a coalition of ..
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    • Packaging

    French plastic penalty plans could ‘hurt’ consumers’ pockets

    France’s plans to introduce a new penalty system on non-recyclable packaging next year could have unintended economic consequences for consumers and could increase costs for ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Trade groups back mandatory recycled plastics plan

    A European Parliament draft report containing proposals to make it compulsory to produce beverage containers with at least 25% of recycled plastics by 2025 has ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Firms 'risk' being sued over plastic pollution

    Companies that generate plastic waste could face tougher regulation, possible damage to their reputation, and find themselves in court, the lawyers' group Client Earth warned ..
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