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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%...
plastic

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...
plastics

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...
plastics

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...
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...
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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...
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