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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    MEPs call for tougher global action on marine litter

    MEPs have called on the Commission and member states to do more to take tougher action on marine pollution by voting through a resolution an ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging,Packaging

    EU plastics strategy focuses on recycling drive

    The European Commission has set out plans to increase the recyclability of packaging in a 'plastics strategy' that also called for increased recycling facilities and ..
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    • Energy

    Commission warns MEPs against bioenergy restrictions

    It would be impractical and unnecessary for the EU to ban the burning of whole trees as a renewable fuel source, climate and energy commissioner ..
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    • Energy,Transport

    EU backs renewable gas transport project in Ireland

    Ireland’s gas grid operator and research institute NUI Galway have secured EU funding for a renewable gas-based project to lead what they call a “transport ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Packaging,Packaging

    Italy’s new rules on plastic bags for food criticised

    New rules to cut the use of plastic bags in Italy have been brought into force, but the measures have been criticised by consumers and ..
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    • General Policy,Packaging,Brexit and the EU

    UK environment strategy promises green Brexit

    UK prime minister Theresa May has pledged to use Brexit to strengthen and enhance environmental standards in Britain, not to weaken them ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging,Packaging

    MEPs reject call to ban BPA in food packaging

    The European Parliament’s environment committee rejected on Thursday a motion calling for a ban on the endocrine disrupting chemical bisphenol-A in food packaging ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging

    MEPs moot ban on BPA in food packaging

    The European Parliament’s environment committee could call for an outright ban on the use of bisphenol-A in plastic food packaging when it votes on Thursday ..
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    • Energy,Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy

    RED II proposal favours incineration over recycling

    Current EU renewable energy policy encourages incineration instead of recycling by offering financial incentives for generating energy from residual waste ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    Greens see bioenergy as weak point in RED II reforms

    Current proposals on bioenergy threaten the EU’s ability to meet its international commitments to cut CO2 emissions, Green MEPs warned on Tuesday, a week ahead ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Packaging

    German NGO warns over impact of China plastics ban

    China’s ban on plastic waste imports means Germany’s recycling sector faces a growing plastic backlog over the coming months, an environmental NGO has warned ..
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    • Energy,Transport

    EU governments settle for 27% renewables target

    Energy ministers agreed on Monday after gruelling talks that the EU should derive at least 27% of its energy from sustainable sources by 2030 ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    Parliament, Council reach agreement on waste targets

    The European Parliament and Council have reached an agreement on the final version of revised EU waste laws and have potentially reached a compromise on ..
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    • Waste & Resources,General Policy,EU's Circular Economy

    Businesses call for greater circular economy support

    Greater policy support for resource efficiency could add €324bn to business output by 2030, EU leaders have been told ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    MEPs back 35% renewables target for 2030

    The European Parliament’s industry and energy committee agreed on Tuesday that 35% of energy consumed in the EU should come from renewable sources by 2030 ..
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