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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy

    Circular economy ‘win-win’ for EU climate and biodiversity goals

    The Finnish presidency has urged member states and the next European Commission to develop the next phase of the EU’s circular economy strategy to help ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    France eyes 100% plastic recycling by 2025 in anti-waste law

    The French government has described as a “world first” planned sweeping measures to tackle waste and boost recycling ..
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    • Energy,Products

    EU executive sees consumer behaviour as key to energy savings

    The European Commission is increasingly interested in consumer behaviour as a vital factor in energy savings and CO2 emission reductions, a senior official has said ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Products

    EU auditors target ecodesign, energy labelling

    The European Court of Auditors is to assess the contribution of eco-design and energy efficiency labelling rules to EU environmental objectives ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    Solar industry may face ecodesign rules

    The European Commission intends to present recommendations in June on how sustainability criteria could be applied to solar PV installations, through EU rules on ecodesign ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Waste campaigners urge overhaul of EU design rules

    Rules on ecodesign should be updated to ensure consumer goods are easily repairable, and supplied with clear information about their durability, the pressure group Zero ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Products

    Call to force carpet industry to go circular

    Campaigners and a handful of carpet manufacturers have called on legislators to push the industry as a whole towards a more circular business model ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy

    Fears Commission to ditch ecodesign package

    Environmental campaigners and groups advocating product re-use and energy efficiency warned on Friday that the EU executive might be set to drop a package of ..
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    • Energy

    Commission defends energy labelling system

    The EC has hit back at a story which claimed that the EU’s energy labelling system was worthless and could mislead consumers into buying products ..
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    • General Policy

    Report slams voluntary eco-certification schemes

    Voluntary certification schemes designed to guide consumers towards environmentally-sustainable choices are of limited benefit and could actually hide damaging commercial practices, a new report found ..
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    • Products,General Policy,EU's Circular Economy

    MEPs call to extend eco-design beyond energy

    The EU's Ecodesign Directive should apply to areas beyond energy use such as durability and resource efficiency, according to a report by the Belgian MEP ..
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    • Products

    MEPs call for broader ecodesign rules

    Lawmakers from across the political spectrum have called for EU rules on ecodesign to be extended beyond just energy performance to include the environmental impact ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Spain launches circular economy consultation

    A plan to require Spain’s public sector to procure environmentally-friendly products and services has been included in the Spanish government’s new 2030 circular economy strategy ..
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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

    Kettles back on pared-down Ecodesign list

    EU Commissioners have agreed a pared-down list of products to be candidates for energy efficiency standards, with kettles making a come-back despite resistance from the ..
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