19 October 2018

Electronic waste is an environmental time bomb, NGOs warn in new video

E-waste is estimated to reach a record high in 2018. Tech companies must be held accountable for profiteering from short product lifespans and a “throwaway” culture, […]
12 October 2018

A third of chemicals break EU safety laws

Widespread use of potentially dangerous chemicals in consumer goods – 3 year official study Authorities pledge to continue weak enforcement   Read this story in Sueddeutsche […]
10 October 2018

Plastic producers could market single-use items as reusable to dodge EU ban

European Parliament must close loopholes, say campaigners Producers could simply market items like throwaway plastic cups as reusable, under changes to a draft EU ban on […]
10 October 2018

Noise from traffic and aircraft must be cut, wind turbines must be sensitively located – EEB welcomes WHO noise findings

The World Health Organisation has made strong recommendations for specific interventions to cut noise pollution from traffic and aircraft, in a landmark report published today. The […]
9 October 2018

100 environmental groups launch European campaign to save the EU water law

A lot of things go into beer production, but it all starts with good quality water. But imagine a world where your favourite beer looked, smelt […]
25 September 2018

Launch of the Manifesto for a Sustainable Europe for its Citizens

Today is the 3rd anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Global Day of Action to #Act4SDGs. SDG Watch Europe, and a coalition of […]
20 September 2018

Ministers shut green groups out of debate on EU’s ‘last chance’ farm policy

EU Agriculture Ministers will come together in Vienna next week to discuss the next reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). While representatives of the […]
13 September 2018

Biodegradable plastics will not solve plastic pollution, says the European Parliament

Biodegradable and compostable plastics do not prevent plastic pollution and should not be an excuse to keep consuming single-use plastics, the European Parliament recognised in a […]
12 September 2018

President Juncker’s State of the Union speech shows late recognition of duty to future generations – we now need politicians with the courage to deliver it

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) welcomes President Jean Claude Juncker’s expressed wish to ‘leave a healthier planet behind for those that follow’ but regrets that this […]
12 September 2018

Get banned chemicals out of consumer products, Europe demands

Chemicals long-banned by the EU are still being blended into consumer products by recyclers. The problem must end, the European Parliament is expected to signal this week. […]
11 September 2018

“Poor” air in Brussels is “good” in Krakow – EU report highlights two-tier Europe and calls air quality limits “very undemanding”

The EU’s air quality rules are still too weak to effectively protect our health, yet most governments are failing to meet their requirements, an EU body […]
6 September 2018

European elections 2019: put people and planet first, say major green NGOs

Major NGOs from the Green10 coalition are calling on political groups to put environmental protection and the well-being of people at the heart of their 2019 […]