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#CircularEconomy – ‘The linear growth model of take, make, use, discard has reached its limits’

#CircularEconomy – ‘The linear growth model of take, make, use, discard has reached its limits’

| March 12, 2020

On 11 March, the European Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan – one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth. With measures along the entire life cycle of products, the new Action Plan aims to make our economy fit for a green future, strengthen our competitiveness […]

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How to reduce #PlasticWaste – EU strategy explained

How to reduce #PlasticWaste – EU strategy explained

| February 28, 2020

The EU wants to reduce plastic waste. Discover its strategy from increasing recycling to introducing bans on certain micro-plastics and single-use plastics. Cheap and durable plastics are widely used, but their soaring popularity has been accompanied by growing amounts of plastic waste and marine litter, which affects the environment and people’s health. Every year about […]

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Europe’s one trillion euro #ClimateFinancePlan

Europe’s one trillion euro #ClimateFinancePlan

| January 16, 2020

© Shutterstock.com/Franco Lucato  Find out how Europe wants to fund projects to tackle climate change and support regions that are most affected by the transition to a green economy. Just over a month after the presentation of the European Green Deal, the European Commission presented a detailed proposal on how to finance it. The European Green […]

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Evaluation of EU #UrbanWasteWater treatment legislation finds it fit for purpose but effectiveness could be improved

Evaluation of EU #UrbanWasteWater treatment legislation finds it fit for purpose but effectiveness could be improved

| December 18, 2019

An evaluation of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive concludes that it is overall fit for purpose although there is room to enhance its positive effects and to step up its implementation in a number of member states. The evaluation shows that legislation, which is almost 30 years old, has been successful in increasing waste water collection and […]

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A European fund to support #CircularBioeconomy

A European fund to support #CircularBioeconomy

| December 2, 2019

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have announced the completion of the public procurement process for the selection of an investment advisor to set up and manage the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF). The selected investment advisor is ECBF Management GmbH and Hauck & Aufhäuser Fund Services S.A. will act as the Alternative […]

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In blow to US, EU pledges quick move on tax for #PollutingFirms

In blow to US, EU pledges quick move on tax for #PollutingFirms

| October 4, 2019

The European Commission will quickly start work on a tax on foreign polluting firms, the nominee for the EU’s economic and tax commissioner said on Thursday (3 October), a move that could hit US companies and deepen a trade war with Washington, writes Francesco Guarascio. In his confirmation hearing before EU lawmakers, Italy’s Paolo Gentiloni […]

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New rules make #HouseholdAppliances more sustainable

New rules make #HouseholdAppliances more sustainable

| October 2, 2019

In a continued effort to reduce Europe’s carbon footprint and to make energy bills cheaper for European consumers, the Commission has adopted new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions. Improving the ecodesign of products contributes to implementing the ‘Energy efficiency first’ principle of the EU’s Energy Union priority. For […]

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