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MEPs to demand binding targets to curb over-consumption

MEPs to demand binding targets to curb over-consumption

With over-consumption recognised as a key driver of ecological decline and climate change, the European Parliament's environment committee looks set to agree next week on the need for legal measures... Read more

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Commission to target global impact of ‘fast fashion’ in textiles strategy

An upcoming EU strategy to reduce the environmental damage caused by the textile industry will seek to clean up global supply chains through improved product traceability, according to a roadmap published on Tuesday.

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Plastic waste: New EU export restrictions come into force

Waste operators are no longer able to export low quality plastic waste to developing countries outside the EU under new rules that came into force on Friday, drawing praise from Germany’s environment minister.

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Industry overstating rate of drinks carton recycling, NGO claims

The amount of composite drinks packaging that ends up being recycled could be much lower across Europe than industry estimates suggest, according to a study commissioned by anti-waste campaigners.

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EU moves to ban ‘unsustainable’ batteries by 2027

Within seven years, all rechargeable batteries marketed in Europe could have to comply with strict standards on carbon footprint, recyclability and ethical sourcing of raw materials, but green groups say new proposals set the bar too low on lithium recycling requirements.

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MEPs support root-and-branch overhaul of rules on product sustainability

The EU should put in place comprehensive rules guaranteeing the right to repair, tackling ‘planned obsolescence’ and providing warranties that reflect the expected lifespan of a product, the European Parliament has agreed.

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