plastic bag

New report finds that EU countries are behind in reducing single-use bags

According to a report by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) and Surfrider Foundation Europe (SFE), EU countries have fallen behind in phasing out single-use plastic...
Ocean

UN Environment and European Commission to work closer on new Oceans Roadmap

The UN Environment and the European Commission (EC) have agreed to work closer through the 2018 Oceans Roadmap 2.0, which addresses the main threats...

European Parliament to phase out single-use plastics

The Bureau of the European Parliament has announced that it will eliminate the use of all plastic water bottles and other single-use plastic products.   This decision...
plastic waste

New study finds an increasing global effort to tackle plastic pollution

A new report from UN Environment has found that there is an increasing global effort to address plastic pollution, with growing actions to eliminate single-use...

European Parliament calls for better ecodesign

The European Parliament (EP) has released a new report calling for better ecodesign and has voted in favour of measures to make consumer goods longer-lasting and repairable.   This...

Single-use plastics to be banned under new EU rules

The European Commission (EC) has proposed new EU rules to target the 10 most single-use plastic items found in Europe’s oceans and beaches, including plastic...
paper bale

New report examines if the UK can meet EU recycling targets

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has launched the first of two new reports examining how the UK can meet the new recycling targets (weight-based) proposed by...
EU flags

European Council adopt waste package

The European Council has adopted the waste package which outlines new rules for waste management and creates a legally binding target for recycling.  Member states...
Environment Secretary Michael Gove

Government announces new Bill to provide environmental protection after Brexit

The UK Government has announced a new Environmental Principles and Governance Bill to ensure that environmental protections will not be weakened post-Brexit.   A consultation has started on the...

France to harmonise recycling collections and aim for 100% recycled plastic use by 2025

The French Government has announced that it will harmonise the types of materials collected and the colour of bins, as part of its Circular...
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