10 July 2018

EU Parliament backs microplastic bans to tackle plastic pollution

The European Parliament’s environment committee today voted to strengthen the European Commission’s overall plans to cut plastic pollution, under the so-called Plastics Strategy. On behalf of […]
5 June 2018

European Chemicals Agency favouring microplastics industry opinion over scientific evidence of environmental damage

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been favouring industry during its initial gathering of evidence on microplastics, prompting environmental organisations to remind ECHA not to overlook […]
31 May 2018

European Parliament sets path for better products for people and the environment

Manufacturers should place durable, repairable and recyclable products on the EU market in addition to making them energy efficient. This is the vision set by the European Parliament […]
28 May 2018

European Commission steps forward to cut down on single-use plastics – but it’s just the beginning

The European Commission has taken a leap forward in tackling plastic pollution, with new laws to reduce throwaway single-use plastics. Speaking on behalf of Rethink Plastic […]
26 February 2018

Green activists disrupt tech conference

Environmental activists disrupted the world’s largest mobile phone conference with a provocative piece of 3D pavement art highlighting the growing problem of electronic waste.     […]
18 December 2017

EU takes timid steps towards circular economy

The EU institutions reached a compromise today with member states on crucial waste laws to accelerate the transition to a circular economy in Europe. But all […]
7 December 2017

World vows to end pollution, but Paris Agreement-style action needed

For the first time at the UN Environment Assembly, yesterday world leaders signed resolutions to clean up our air, land and water. The European Environmental Bureau […]
4 December 2017

Cut waste, end pollution – NGOs tell UN in Nairobi

As the third session of the UN Environment Assembly gets under way in Nairobi, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) calls for global action on the waste […]
25 September 2017

Cutting waste could boost EU furniture industry, new study finds

Improved refurbishment and remanufacture of discarded furniture can trigger up to 157,000 new jobs and save about 6 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent in the EU, a new […]
31 August 2017

Breakthrough in smartphone technology a win for consumers and environment

Modular upgrades promise to extend phone lifetimes and cut waste The first upgradeable smartphone modules were announced today, a move that could save consumers money, reduce […]
14 March 2017

European Parliament votes to strengthen waste laws to support circular economy

Members of the European Parliament voted in plenary today to strengthen resource efficiency in the EU by 2030 – a move that signals strong political support […]
24 January 2017

Foundations laid for green jobs boom as MEPs vote for strong recycling targets

MEPs laid the foundations for a green jobs boom across Europe in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee by voting for high recycling targets, said the European […]