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PolyStyreneLoop hosts forum on their innovative #recycling initiative

PolyStyreneLoop hosts forum on their innovative #recycling initiative

| May 25, 2018

Supporters of PolyStyreneLoop, the pioneering recycling initiative for polystyrene (PS) foam insulation including expanded and extruded polystyrene (EPS and XPS, respectively), gathered in Brussels on Wednesday 23 May 2018.  The Open General Assembly included stakeholders from across the value chain, from producers to recyclers, through to senior representatives of the European Commission. Guests were welcomed […]

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#CircularEconomy: New rules will make EU the global front-runner in waste management and recycling

#CircularEconomy: New rules will make EU the global front-runner in waste management and recycling

| May 24, 2018

Member states of the European Union have approved a set of ambitious measures to make EU waste legislation fit for the future, as part of the EU’s wider circular economy policy. The new rules – part of the Juncker Commission’s proposal towards a Circular Economy presented in December 2015 – will help to prevent waste […]

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UK government launches plan to curb #AirPollution

UK government launches plan to curb #AirPollution

| May 24, 2018

The British government announced on Tuesday (22 May) it was launching a new plan which aims to reduce air pollution and its costs on society by 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) a year by 2020, writes Nina Chestney. The new plan comes just days after the European Commission said it would take Britain and five […]

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#Cuadrilla files injunction to stop trespassing at shale gas site

#Cuadrilla files injunction to stop trespassing at shale gas site

| May 23, 2018

British shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla has filed papers to a court seeking an injunction forbidding trespassing at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire, it said on Monday (21 May), writes Nina Chestney. An injunction hearing will be held on 31 May at Manchester’s High Court District Registry. The injunction would replace and extend […]

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#EUGreenWeek2018 – Helping cities to become better places to live and work

#EUGreenWeek2018 – Helping cities to become better places to live and work

| May 22, 2018

EU Green Week 2018 started yesterday (21 May) with the theme of helping cities to become better places to live and work. Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste and water management, Green Week will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local […]

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#Pesticides investigation: ‘Health should be the priority’

#Pesticides investigation: ‘Health should be the priority’

| May 16, 2018

Eric Andrieu  Parliament’s pesticides committee has until the end of 2018 to investigate and propose improvements to the procedure for the authorization of pesticides. Find out more about its work.      There are long-standing concerns about how some components of pesticides, such as glyphosate, might affect people’s health. In October 2017 MEPs demanded a full […]

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#EUNatureActionPlan: Commission issues guidance for renewable energy projects

#EUNatureActionPlan: Commission issues guidance for renewable energy projects

As part of the EU Nature Action Plan for nature, people and the economy the European Commission has issued two guidance documents on energy transmission infrastructure and hydropower, explaining the steps that need to be taken under EU nature legislation when such energy projects are prepared. They aim to improve the implementation of the EU […]

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