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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
20 September 2019

The Circular Plastics Alliance: a missed opportunity

Environmental groups have decided not to sign the Circular Plastics Alliance declaration fur to a regrettable lack of ambition, transparency and NGO involvement. ECOS, the European […]
11 March 2020

EU to take unprecedented steps against ‘throwaway economy’

​​The EU has unveiled its master plan to move beyond the ‘throwaway economy’ today. Despite the absence of targets to reduce the impact of our consumption, […]
25 February 2021

EU microplastic ban just got closer – with major loopholes

Pollution reduction target impossible to meet without improvements, NGOs warn   25 February 2020, Brussels – EU plans to stop firms adding microplastic to almost all […]
11 March 2021

One year of the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Union’s strategy to overcome its addiction to overconsumption and waste turns one year old today. In this brief, the European Environmental Bureau takes stock […]
4 May 2021

Africa lights a path for Europe to ban toxic mercury in fluorescent bulbs

With African countries demanding the phasing out of fluorescent light bulbs containing mercury, it is high time for the EU to roll out its much-delayed ban […]
16 June 2021

Urgent break with fast fashion needed in upcoming EU textile laws

25 NGOs rebuff voluntary agreements to clean up the fashion industry, calling for the EU’s upcoming textile legislation to hold brands accountable for their contribution to […]
21 June 2021

First laws to tackle serious polymer health threat being crippled

Research shows widespread pollution and presence in vital organs   But new rules to cover just 6% of polymers after industry lobbying   21 May 2021, […]
5 October 2021

‘Green mining’ is a myth: EU must slash resource consumption by two-thirds – new study

PRESS RELEASE New analysis suggests the EU must ditch plans under its European Green Deal to increase mining and set hard limits to the natural resources […]