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Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have also proposed: an 80% target for 2030 for packaging materials such as paper and cardboard, plastics, glass, metal and wood; and a reduction in the...
British Columbia officials argue that the plan ‘does not adequately ensure’ that producers will pay the full costs of collecting and managing 75% of their produced packaging and printed...
In February, the US House of Representatives passed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. If this is approved by the US Senate, it will become illegal for electronics recyclers...
Among the reported concerns of Members of the European Parliament was that the proposal's impacts on shipments to third countries had not been properly assessed. Critics also suggested it could have...
Though the Commission's objective to foster a sustainable EU steel industry is to be applauded, EFR president Tom Bird fears that measures such as scrap export restrictions and high costs of...
Potočnik wants any country to be allowed to ban plastic bags completely, which is currently impossible because of single-market rules. Denmark is widely heralded as a success story. By implementing...
The proposal now goes forward to the European Parliament for approval, with the European Recovered Paper Association (ERPA) expressing the hope that it will be rubber-stamped and published in the...
'With immediate effect, we will not be issuing licenses to those people who are suspected to be involved in the illegal trade of scrap metal and we are going to withdraw the annual licences of those...
'The EU is asking for something that will cripple the economy of South Asia,' it has been declared by Shafi Chaudhari, who ran one of Bangladesh's first beaching operations. 'It is a way for keeping...
To date, the existence of a largely undemanding, unregulated export market for plastic waste, aided by an ‘inequitable’ Packaging Recovery Note (PRN)/Packaging Export Recovery Note (PERN...
The EU assembly in Strasbourg rejected the much-discussed recommendation to insert the tax into draft EU legislation meant to limit the risks of health and environmental damage posed by the...
The shipowners are objecting in particular to the 'unacceptable tax on trade' to be imposed on all merchant ships calling at EU ports - a tax which is intended to fund recycling in Europe. The...
The environment committee backed the concept of a recycling fund, which is to be financed through a levy on all large ships journeying to EU ports as well as anchorages. There are currently three...
He continues: 'The Department of Energy has a long-standing policy against selling contaminated metal from nuclear facilities - a policy arrived at through a lengthy, collaborative, inter-agency and...
According to Bradley, resource efficiency is already 'common practice' in the EU metals sector. 'Saving energy, raw materials, process inputs and enhancing recycling are essential for our member...
The initial proposal of rapporteur Carl Schlyter, member of Greens EFA Sweden, was for the introduction of a levy of Euro 0.03 per gross ton. Now the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) is warning...
Three proposed radioactive metal smelters are due to be licensed at the Pelindaba plant in early 2013 despite what are described as 'flawed' environmental impact analysis approval processes and a '...
The long-anticipated green paper comprises most if not all the policy options put out to consultation in 2011, including the phasing-out or banning of plastic waste landfilling. Arguing that a ban on...
With a policy of 'reusing materials whenever possible', the US Department of Energy says the roughly 14 000 tonnes of metal under review for possible initial release represents 'only a fraction of...
The Hong Kong Convention on ship recycling is slated to be discussed during the environment ministers’ upcoming meeting on October 25. Mrs Heidegger hopes that bringing the regulatory breach to light...

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