In 2014, we celebrated our 30th anniversary but in other respects it was a typically hectic and successful year as we continued to uncover ongoing problems and expose new ones; here are just a few of the highlights from a busy 12 months
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
EIA welcomes Friday’s agreement by the European Union institutions on European wide measures to address lightweight plastic carrier bags. 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
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.