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MEPs back EU ban single-use plastics 

Single-use plastic items including plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks and cotton buds, will be banned in the EU under new plans.  These products make up...
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Committee concerned over DEFRA “no-deal” waste shipment preparations

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has written to the UK Secretary of State Michael Gove about its concern over waste shipments from the...
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Help for 14 Member States falling behind EU recycling targets

Eunomia has published a report outlining action plans aimed at helping the 14 Member States considered to be at greatest risk of missing the...
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Defra document says EU waste shipment licenses will no longer be valid under no-deal...

According to a Defra document about waste shipments in a no-deal post-Brexit scenario, import and export licenses issued by the UK will no longer...
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FEAD welcome ENVI Committee vote on mandatory recycled content

Waste management federation FEAD has welcomed the European Parliament ENVI committee’s vote to make it mandatory to produce beverage containers with at least 35%...
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Nations commit to fight plastic pollution together

During the UN general assembly, member States, businesses, the European Commission and the UN Environment have committed to tackle the issue of plastic pollution together.  On the...
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ESA report explores what it will take to meet recycling targets

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has published the second of two new reports exploring what it will take to meet the (weight-based) recycling targets for the...
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Eunomia to lead study on how to increase circular potential of product groups

Environmental consultancy Eunomia has said that it is leading a group of six European consultancies in a new study on how EU policy can...
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Organisations call for EU action on recycled content for plastics to close circular loop

A coalition of 34 organisations and companies have called for EU action on recycled content mandates for plastics to close the circular loop.   This follows...
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Up to €10 billion worth of investments needed to grow recycling capacity at EU...

European waste management federation FEAD has said that up to €10 billion (£8.8 billion) worth of investments is needed to expand the collection, sorting and recycling...
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