13 December 2018

EU governments support first set of laws for more repairable products

EU governments have supported first-ever repairability measures for fridges despite opposition from manufacturers and hesitation from the European Commission. The same progressive approach may now also […]
24 October 2018

European Parliament takes historic stand against single-use plastic pollution

The European Parliament has leapt forward to protect people and the environment from plastic pollution, but national governments must now show the same ambition, according to […]
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 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. […]
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 […]
18 April 2018

Beach artists take a spectacular stand against plastic pollution

Artists have created enormous etchings on beaches across Europe during April to protest against plastic pollution. Tagged with the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement hashtag, the works come in […]
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.     […]
16 January 2018

The European Commission steps forward to reduce plastic pollution

The European Commission has stepped forward today to address plastic pollution with the release of its Strategy on Plastics in the Circular Economy, says the Rethink […]
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 […]
11 December 2017

New research challenges countries reporting highest recycling rates

A new report published by environmental consultancy Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd with the support of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) reveals that the world’s leading […]
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 […]