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Public Hearing on the Waste Legislative Package: No Rationale to Withdraw

23 Jan 2015

The European Commission’s new circular economy proposals will include a stronger focus on product design, according to Commission Director-General for Environment, Karl Falkenberg. An exchange of views with the European Commission, represented by Director General Mr Karl Falkenberg, on the review of six waste directives (Waste Framework, Packaging & Packing Waste, Landfill, Batteries & Accumulators Waste, […]...
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Nitrogen surplus – an environmental problem of entirely new proportions

23 Jan 2015

The German Federal Environment Agency campaigns for ambitious mitigation strategy. Nearly two thirds of all natural habitats in the EU are overfertilised. The main source of this nutrient surplus is nitrogen from the agricultural sector, which is spread onto fields in slurry and in chemical fertilisers. The EU Commission has repeatedly called for reductions of nitrogen […]...
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Heads of Environment Protection Agencies’ Recommendations for the new European Commission and European Parliament

21 Jan 2015

In a recent statement, the Network of the Heads of Environment Protection Agencies (NEPA) lists nine recommendations for the new European Commission and European Parliament on implementing the 7th Environment Action Programme. They call on the European Commission and the European Parliament to promote an ambitious implementation of the 7th EAP in order to address pressing environmental challenges and to advance […]...
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INECE Special Report on Next Generation Compliance

21 Jan 2015

Advanced technologies and innovative regulatory approaches are changing the face of environmental compliance and enforcement.  A new report released on 20 January 2015 by the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) highlights a new generation of advanced technologies and regulatory innovations that are helping to promote improved compliance with laws that protect the environment, […]...
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First ECHA guidance on the PIC Regulation

14 Jan 2015

The re-cast EU Regulation that governs the export and import of certain hazardous chemicals has been in force since 1 March 2014. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) guidance document assists duty holders in applying the specific provisions for the export and import of certain hazardous chemicals under the Regulation. The Prior Informed Consent Regulation (PIC) ((EU) […]...
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Our 4th Newsletter is out!

30 Dec 2014

We just published our latest newsletter. This edition contains the main outcomes of our last General Assembly and links to the most recent project reports. Recent developments on some of our projects are hightlighted; for example the ‘End of Waste’ project and the project about ‘Compliance Assurance through company Compliance Management Systems’. And we interviewed […]...
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