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2 Feb, 2017

European Parliament Environment Committee agree amendments to waste legislation

By |2019-05-08T10:01:30+00:00February 2nd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

As anticipated, EP’s ENVI Committee approved the revisions of the Waste Framework Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Directive. The measures approved: §  Biowaste: definition that includes bioplastic; mandatory separate collections. The amendment approved asks Member states to also encourage home composting. The Committee provides the possibility for Member States to not organize a separate [...]

7 Oct, 2016

Norwich aspires to be ‘pioneer plastic-free city’ with disposables ban

By |2019-05-08T10:01:31+00:00October 7th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Norwich City Council could ban the use of single-use plastic products at council buildings as a way of leading the charge to become a ‘pioneer plastic-free city’. The potential move follows the council approving a motion introduced by Green councillors at a council meeting last week (27 September), and will now ask the [...]

20 Sep, 2016

Germany could call for removal of EU recycling targets

By |2019-05-08T10:01:31+00:00September 20th, 2016|News from the web, Uncategorised|0 Comments

The German government wants all recycling targets in the EU’s Circular Economy Package to be scrapped while an alternative recycling data methodology is implemented, according to reports, risking further delay to the package’s adoption. According to a document seen by EurActiv.com that was distributed among diplomats’ working groups, Germany wants to put off any [...]