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    Waste, EU Commission starts reforms

    Waste, EU Commission starts reforms

    EEB welcomes the waste policy proposals published by the European Commission which set bold targets for recycling in Europe

    New technology turns waste into biogas

    New technology turns waste into biogas

    A new research by Wong et al. in Biotechnology for Biofuels presents a new method to improve renewable energy production from waste thanks to a simple pretreatment.

    Metal recycling needs better technologies

    Metal recycling needs better technologies

    According to an analysis by the European Commission (EC), current metal recycling rates are too low, so new recycling tecnologies and imporved policies are requirred.

    Pharmaceuticals pollute European water

    Pharmaceuticals pollute European water

    The European Parliament has voted to weaken European Commission legislation by allowing water pollution from pharmaceuticals to continue.

    Waste transportation: the new EU scourge

    Waste transportation: the new EU scourge

    According to a report by the European Environmental Agency, EU member states exports more and more waste, among them but also outside Europe.

    Water in Europe is overexploited

    Water in Europe is overexploited

    Europe needs to redouble efforts in using water more efficiently to avoid undermining its economy, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA)

    Banks invest in green transport

    Banks invest in green transport

    A new initiative that will promote buses, trains and cycling as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector, was announced during Rio +20 Earth Summit.

    International trade impacts global ecosystems

    International trade impacts global ecosystems

    According to a new report by EEA, International trade allows EU consumption and production to impact ecosystems and human health across the globe.

    Wasted milk boosts carbon emissions

    Wasted milk boosts carbon emissions

    According to a new scientific study by Dr David Reay of Edinburgh University, wasted milk creates every year a carbon footprint equivalent to thousands of car exhausts.

    EU funds toxic projects in poor countries

    EU funds toxic projects in poor countries

    According to a report by GAIA, the EU’s clean development mechanism is supporting waste projects in developing countries that threaten livelihoods and cause toxic emissions

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