EU

25 10 2017

A recently launched project will create chemical building blocks, biopolymers and additives using the urban biorefinery concept to convert organic components of municipal waste into bioplastics. Named Urbiofin, the European project...

25 10 2017

Antes de que finalicen las negociaciones a tres bandas entre la Comisión Europea, el Consejo y el Parlamento para acordar las enmiendas a la Directiva de envases y residuos de...

24 10 2017

POPs: a persistent problem, pole to pole. The majority of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) identified until now are banned or restricted around the world owing to concerns about their harm...

18 10 2017

Europe: Almost a decade after the publication of a regulation establishing rules for use of recycled plastic materials in food applications, and despite the European Food Safety Authority's adoption of more...

25 09 2017

The European Commission is preparing an update of its low-carbon economy roadmap for 2050, acknowledging that the bloc's current target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions at least 80% by mid-century...

06 07 2017

Measures to overhaul the European Emissions Trading System, including a €12bn innovation fund and speedier reductions in allowances, have been approved by EU countries. The decision must now win full...

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