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Study Finds Extended Producer Responsibility Needs Redesign for Circular Economy

20 Jul 2015

A new study commissioned by Zero Waste Europe finds majority of product waste not covered by current Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes and calls for redesigning it in order to move towards a circular economy. Key findings from the new study covering 15 European cities have been published last week, in advance of the publication of […]...
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Treatment plants in Danube basin often oversized and unsustainable – say EU Auditors

14 Jul 2015

A report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) makes important recommendations for improving the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the urban waste water treatment plants in the Danube river basin. While EU spending played a key role in helping the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia achieve progress in meeting important EU water policy objectives, […]...
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IMPEL’s 6th Newsletter Out Now

13 Jul 2015

Today IMPEL published its 6th newsletter. It opens with the sad message of the passing of a dear and dedicated IMPEL colleague, Martin Baranyai. The newsletter highlights one of his key activities: the practical implementation of the EU Timber Regulation. Other news items include the outcomes of IMPEL project team and expert team meetings on the […]...
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Report on 2014 infringements: Commission enforces correct implementation of EU law

13 Jul 2015

On July 9th,  the Commission adopted its Annual Report on how it monitors the application of Union law in 2014. The internal market remains Europe’s best asset for citizens and businesses who benefit from the timely and correct implementation and enforcement of Union law. The 32nd ‘Annual Report on Monitoring the Application of EU Law’ […]...
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EU joining CITES Convention will help in the preparation of the Commission’s wildlife trafficking action plan

13 Jul 2015

The EU became the 181st party to join the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The Convention covers more than 35 000 animal species and plants, ensuring that trade remains legal and sustainable. Further to a public consultation launched in 2014, the European Commission services have started the preparatory work for an EU […]...
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Do you need the iDepend Modelling tool?

10 Jul 2015

1. Do complex situations arise in your job? For example are you having to think about how the environment, business and society can impact on and relate to each other? 2. Do you have a number of possible options but find it difficult to decide on the best course of action? 3. Do you have access to […]...
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