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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...
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EuRIC calls for fiscal instruments to stimulate demand for recycled content

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The umbrella organisation EuRIC that represents a number of European recycling trade associations has said that market- and fiscal-based instruments should be...
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China ban creates opportunities for secondary markets in the UK says Environment Minister

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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Thérèse Coffey has said that the China ban creates ‘the opportunity for secondary markets...

European Parliament to phase out single-use plastics

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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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Help for 14 Member States falling behind EU recycling targets

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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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Environmental industry urge Council to support 35% recycled plastic target

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Following the European Parliament’s vote on setting a target of at least 35% recycled plastic in beverage bottles by 2025, 12 industry organisations and...

European Commission propose plastic tax to tackle £20 billion shortfall after Brexit

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The European Commission has proposed an EU-wide tax on plastics, in order to help aid the £20 billion shortfall in its funding post-Brexit.   EU Budget...

European Parliament backs recycling targets under circular economy package

The European Parliament has backed new recycling targets as part of the circular economy legislation.   Europe's recycling rate is 44% currently, but it is hoped that by 2025, these targets will see...
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Government announces new Bill to provide environmental protection after Brexit

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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...
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European Parliament bans single-use items

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The European Parliament has approved a new law banning single-use plastic items including plates, cutlery, straws and cotton bud sticks.  
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