11 March 2019

Newly approved energy labels can transform the way we shop

EU consumers can expect significant energy savings and cheaper bills following today’s adoption of new EU energy label rules for TVs, fridges, washing machines and other […]
5 March 2019

Reaction to the European Commission’s report on the Circular Economy

We must praise the work done so far by EU officials to boost the transition towards a circular economy. But it’s too early to jump to […]
1 February 2019

Europe struggles to cut waste, new data

Newly released data shows little to no progress in reducing waste across the EU, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) warns. EU countries generated 487kg of waste […]
30 January 2019

EU moves to ban microplastics in most products

The EU will use its powerful chemical laws to stop most microplastics and microbeads being added to cosmetics, paints, detergents, some farm, medical and other products, […]
23 January 2019

Circular Electronics Day aims to extend the lifespan of electronics

Today’s extensive consumption of electronics lead to alarming amounts of waste and the release of substances hazardous to human health and the environment. Finite natural resources […]
15 January 2019

Europe paves way for right to repair

The EU has taken a small step towards cutting waste and greenhouse gases from manufacturing of popular consumer goods. For the first time, manufacturers will be […]
19 December 2018

It’s OFFICIAL: EU agrees unprecedented cuts to single-use plastics

After months of intense negotiations, the EU has agreed much-anticipated laws to slash single-use plastics in the EU. The agreed text is a significant step forward […]
18 December 2018

More banned chemicals in toys than any other product type

– Toys the worst product for banned chemicals – official figures – Officials destroy 30,000 mainly Chinese dolls of “serious risk” to children – NGOs criticise […]
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 […]
29 November 2018

EU to deny citizens longer-lasting and repairable popular consumer products – MEDIA BRIEF

Major industry lobby groups have pushed the European Commission to abandon plans for longer-lasting products despite increasing public support. But EU governments can still rescue the […]
28 November 2018

EU climate strategy sets course, now governments must speed up

Energy efficiency and circular economy crucial   Europe still 10 years behind Paris Agreement   €200bn of annual health benefits by cutting air pollution   The […]
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 […]