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Five recyclable household items that need more #recycling

Five recyclable household items that need more #recycling

| June 28, 2019

As the world continues to confront a variety of complex environmental problems, recycling is one of the tools that we humans can use to reduce our overall impact on the ecosystem. Some items contain harmful, non-biodegradable materials that need to be properly processed and disposed of – such as certain electronic components – while others […]

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#PlasticRecycling innovators scoop major award

#PlasticRecycling innovators scoop major award

| June 21, 2019

Working in the plastic recycling industry for 20 plus years may not sound incredibly enthralling, but for Austrian inventors Klaus Feichtinger and Manfred Hackl, the industry was an opportunity to innovate, writes David Kunz.  The two began working on a basic design to recycle plastic in 1983. Hackl has been working in the plastic recycling […]

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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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#Sibiu – Leaders must implement citizens’ consultations

#Sibiu – Leaders must implement citizens’ consultations

| May 9, 2019

The future of Europe is environmentally and socially sustainable, and it is within reach if political leaders take action now – as environment and social organizations, representing millions of Europeans, we stand together to deliver this message to national and EU leaders meeting in Sibiu on 9 May to discuss the future of Europe. People […]

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#EUNatureActionPlan – Revised guidance on managing protected Natura 2000 areas

#EUNatureActionPlan – Revised guidance on managing protected Natura 2000 areas

| November 26, 2018

As part of the EU Action Plan for Nature, People and the Economy, the European Commission has published an updated guidance for member states’ authorities, stakeholders and EU citizens on how to conserve and manage Natura 2000 network of protected areas. Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Commissioner Karmenu Vella said: “With this updated guidance document […]

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Top judge says case for new #PlasticsTechnology is ‘clear and compelling’

Top judge says case for new #PlasticsTechnology is ‘clear and compelling’

| November 6, 2018

A report by a former deputy judge of the High Court in England has declared the scientific case for oxo-biodegradable technologies to be “clear and compelling”, writes Martin Banks. Oxo-biodegradable technology is intended to deal with plastic which escapes into the open environment, and especially the oceans, from which it cannot realistically be collected, and […]

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A new bioeconomy strategy for a #SustainableEurope

A new bioeconomy strategy for a #SustainableEurope

| October 15, 2018

The Commission has put forward an action plan to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy that serves Europe’s society, environment and economy. As announced by President Juncker and First Vice President Timmermans in their letter of intent accompanying President Juncker’s 2018 State of the Union Address, the new bioeconomy strategy is part of the Commission’s drive to boost jobs, growth and investment in […]

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