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
- 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
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
- 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
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging
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 14 Jan 2019
- Waste & Resources,Pollution
Nano- and microplastics (NMPs) levels do not pose a widespread risk to the environment or human health unless in high concentrations, scientists have concluded ..
News 11 Jan 2019
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 ..
News 10 Jan 2019
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 ..
News 4 Jan 2019
European Parliament and EU Council negotiators have agreed restrictions on a range of disposable plastic products after all-night talks yielded a legislative text ..
News 19 Dec 2018
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 ..
News 17 Dec 2018
- Waste & Resources,Products
A new industry platform has been set up by the European Commission to encourage the development of the recycled plastics market ..
News 12 Dec 2018
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 ..
News 7 Dec 2018
- Waste & Resources,Products,Packaging
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 6 Dec 2018
- Waste & Resources,Packaging
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 ..
News 23 Nov 2018