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New Euro waste & air quality rules must not be scrapped

According to leaked documents, the European Commission’s new Vice-President Frans Timmermans plans to scrap innovative proposals to increase recycling and reduce waste as well as plans to tackle air pollution which causes tens of thousands of premature deaths. MEPs, industry and NGOs have condemned the move, with the UK’s most influential bodies in the resource […]

EU reaches agreement to cut down on plastic bags

EIA welcomes Friday’s agreement by the European Union institutions on European wide measures to address lightweight plastic carrier bags. Once adopted the new rules will allow EU countries to choose either to impose mandatory charges for plastic bags, or to introduce measures to reduce consumption of single use plastic bags to 90 bags per person […]

Countries edge towards an agreement on super GHGs

Countries edge towards global agreement on super greenhouse gases as obstacles melt PARIS: The international community has moved a step closer to a deal on eliminating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) at a meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Paris this week. Despite coordinated resistance from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, other countries which […]

Loopholes & ODS illegal trade threaten ozone layer recovery

EIA’s latest briefing New Trends in ODS Smuggling highlights the growing threat of illegal trade in ozone depleting substances (ODS). Far from going away, the threat of black market ODS looms greater than ever and this briefing brings together analysis of trade and emissions data, recent reported seizures and a look at the global refrigerant […]

The Autumn 2014 issue of Investigator is now available!

Welcome to the Autumn 2014 issue of EIA’s bi-annual newsletter Investigator, a special 30th anniversary edition looking back at 30 years of fighting environmental crime, as well as featuring an overview of key campaign activities during the past six months.   This issue features: • A message from EIA President Allan Thornton • A look […]

Shut the door on fridges to fight climate change

Retailers must shut the door on open fridges to fight climate change – and cut bills!   LONDON: Leading High Street retailers are being urged to do their bit for the climate by closing the door on open refrigerated display units. In its new report The Chilling Facts VI, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals […]

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