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The European Commission wants to adopt the Batteries Regulation by the end of 2022 but stakeholders disagree on targets for use of primary and recycled materials.


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Europe could cut its dependence on imported critical raw materials by overhauling rules governing waste electrical equipment and ecodesign, an EU-funded project has concluded.


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Member states risk missing out on EU investment unless they hurry to submit updated waste management plans that were due last year, a European Commission official has said.


Drinks carton firms pledge more recycling as campaigners demand rules on reuse

Europe’s biggest manufacturers of laminated beverage cartons have pledged to use only renewable materials by 2030, and to ensure a collection rate of 90% and a verified recycling rate of 70% by that date, as the EU reviews rules on packaging in a bid to reduce waste.


Campaigners urge EU crack down on illegal waste exports from Italy to Tunisia

Environmental groups have called for the intervention of the European Commission after an Italian company was caught illegally dumping municipal waste in Tunisia, with the government in Rome failing to take action.

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