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
The UK Government is opposing concrete binding European targets to reduce single-use plastic bags, one of the most easily tackled forms of marine debris, so we urge supporters to press it to change its stance and lead efforts to tackle plastic waste across Europe by supporting mandatory reduction targets
More than a year after it came into law, the European Commission (EC) has published a scorecard accessing the progress of the 28 member states in implementing the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR). After many years of lobbying and discussion, the landmark EUTR came into legal effect on March 3, 2013
Oil companies are planning to search for oil near the Balearic islands which may pose a significant threat to marine animals by exposing them to potentially deadly levels of oil exploration noise. A delegation from OceanCare will visit Spain to directly negotiate with the Spanish Government to halt the industry plans.
The European Commission has issued a headline target of a 30 per cent reduction in marine litter in Europe’s seas by 2020. This target forms a part of the Commission’s ‘Communication on a Circular Economy’, which also includes new recycling and other waste-related targets
Today marks the start of Green Week in Europe – the biggest annual conference on European environment policy. EIA welcomes the focus this year on creating a circular economy, where almost nothing is wasted and reuse of resources becomes standard practice