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#WFO continues to tackle #PlasticPollution

#WFO continues to tackle #PlasticPollution

| June 6, 2019

  On World Environment Day, Waste Free Oceans is reiterating its commitment to protect the world’s oceans and waterways. The organisation is continuing its repetitive programme of hotspot clean-ups and remediation projects in the Danube river basin in Bulgaria, working towards the Black Sea and the Danube Delta in Romania. The goal is to use […]

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Council adopts ban on #SingleUsePlastics

Council adopts ban on #SingleUsePlastics

| May 23, 2019

The EU is cracking down on plastic pollution. The Council has adopted a directive which introduces new restrictions on certain single-use plastic products. The formal adoption of the new rules by the Council today is the final step in the procedure. The single-use plastics directive builds on the EU’s existing waste legislation but goes further […]

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EU and #China step up co-operation on environment, water and #CircularEconomy

EU and #China step up co-operation on environment, water and #CircularEconomy

| April 2, 2019

From 1 to 3 April 2019, an EU delegation headed by Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella is visiting China to continue and deepen EU-China environmental bilateral relations. He will co-chair the 7th environmental dialogue and will initiate two new high-level dialogues on Water and Circular Economy. The commissioner will meet several Chinese ministers to […]

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#Plastic in the ocean: The facts, effects and new EU rules

#Plastic in the ocean: The facts, effects and new EU rules

| April 1, 2019

Find out key facts about plastic in the ocean with these infographics, as well as how the EU is acting to reduce plastic litter in the seas. The results of today’s single-use, throw-away plastic culture can be seen on sea shores and in oceans everywhere. Plastic waste is increasingly polluting the oceans and according to […]

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Parliament supports plans to improve quality of #TapWater and cut #PlasticLitter

Parliament supports plans to improve quality of #TapWater and cut #PlasticLitter

| March 29, 2019

MEPs backed plans to improve consumers’ trust in tap water, which is much cheaper and cleaner for the environment than bottled water, on Thursday (28 March). MEPs propose to tighten the maximum limits for certain pollutants such as lead (to be reduced by half), harmful bacteria, and introduce new caps for most polluting substances found […]

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President Tajani: We must act now or there will be more #Plastic than #Fish in our #Oceans by 2050

President Tajani: We must act now or there will be more #Plastic than #Fish in our #Oceans by 2050

| March 21, 2019

A high-level conference on the future of the oceans was held in the European Parliament, attended by over 1,200 political leaders, researchers and experts in the field. In his keynote speech, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said: “Clean seas and coasts are a unique global economic, commercial and tourist resource. But if we do not […]

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European Parliament hosts high-level conference on future of #Oceans

European Parliament hosts high-level conference on future of #Oceans

| March 18, 2019

The European Parliament will host a high-level conference tomorrow (19 March) that will bring together political leaders, researchers and experts to discuss the future of oceans. President Tajani will deliver a keynote speech at 16h45. Ahead of the conference, President Tajani said: “The European Parliament wants to give an immediate response to the millions of […]

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