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    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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    • 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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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    Policy briefing: the EU’s single-use plastic directive

    Member states and representatives of the European Parliament agreed in December on a range of measures to tackle pollution from single-use plastics that are expected ..
    Analysis
    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    Uncertain risk of microplastics pollution, scientists say

    Nano- and microplastics (NMPs) levels do not pose a widespread risk to the environment or human health unless in high concentrations, scientists have concluded ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Recyclers see plastics target as ‘practically impossible’

    The quality and availability of recycled plastics materials (rPM) needs to improve “drastically” if the level of re-use envisaged in the EU's plastics strategy is ..
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    • Pollution,Products,Packaging

    EU regional panel calls for toxic-free plastic by 2025

    If the EU is to achieve its goal of creating a circular economy, the bloc should in principle not allow the marketing of products that ..
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    • Pollution,Products,Packaging

    Lawmakers agree extent of EU plastics ban

    European Parliament and EU Council negotiators have agreed restrictions on a range of disposable plastic products after all-night talks yielded a legislative text ..
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    • Pollution,Products

    Plastics: Governments and MEPs align on ‘polluter-pays’ principle

    The EU Council and the European Parliament appear to be moving nearer to a common position on the disposable plastics directive, according to a draft ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products

    Industry platform to foster recycled plastics market

    A new industry platform has been set up by the European Commission to encourage the development of the recycled plastics market ..
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    • Pollution,Products,Packaging

    Plastic bottle measure could cost €8.7bn, says sector

    European Commission proposals to require plastic drinks bottles to have tethered caps to prevent litter could cost firms up to €8.7bn, according to new industry-commissioned ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,Packaging

    Denmark unveils Plastics Action Plan

    Denmark is to set up a national plastics centre to identify barriers to recycling and reuse of plastics, as central parts of a new government ..
    News
    • Waste & Resources,Packaging

    EU recycled content proposal for plastic bottles

    EU governments would be set a voluntary 35% target for recycled content in new plastic bottles under new compromise text prepared by the Austrian presidency ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,Packaging

    Recyclers renew call for plastic bottle target

    A growing coalition of plastics recyclers and campaign groups have redoubled a call for governments to agree legislation that would mandate a 35% recycled content ..
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    • Pollution,Products

    Austria seeks compromise on plastic litter rules

    Governments appear to be considering changes to their position on proposals to limit single-use plastic products in a bid to reach a compromise with MEPs ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    EU governments ‘undermining’ plastic ban proposal

    Environmental campaigners have slammed EU governments for undermining the European Commission’s proposals on banning some single-use plastic products ..
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