Tag: european-union

News

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. 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

News

Action alert: Tell the UK Govt to bin plastic bags in Europe

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

News

EU timber law scorecard highlights failures to act

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

News

Are you ready to go plastic bag free for the oceans?

International Bag Free Day is part of the Bag Free World initiative which is seeking to eliminate single-use plastic bags. As part of our work to tackle the issue of marine debris and its negative impacts on ocean environments, we are asking people not just to go plastic bag free for a day, but to do so for life