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5318     Commission rejects MEP calls to ban cyanide in mining 2017-02-01
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Contents The report on EU mining waste legislation will be voted on by the environment committee on 9 March The European Commission has rejected fresh calls for a full EU-wide ban on cyanide-based mining technologies, arguing that current restrictions in EU law are sufficient. Cyanide, which is used by mining operators to extract gold from ore, ..
5317     Bioplastics ‘no magic bullet’ against pollution 2017-02-01
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Contents The EU should assess the environmental footprint of bioplastics and set sustainability criteria, campaigners said The EU should adopt mandatory sustainability criteria for bioplastics as they may yet prove to be a “false solution” to plastic pollution, five campaign groups have warned. Simply replacing fossil-based plastics with those..
5316     European parliamentary committee backs conflict minerals Regu.. 2017-02-01
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Contents The European Parliament's international trade committee (Inta) has backed an agreement to adopt an EU Regulation on conflict minerals. Parliament and the Council of Ministers agreed the final shape of the Regulation in November, after political understanding on the core elements was reached in June. The result of Tuesday's vote was 39 i..
5315     Used electronics to be excluded from EU chemicals law 2017-02-01
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Contents The European Commission has proposed to continue authorising the reselling of electronic equipment containing hazardous substances beyond 2019 to curb waste. The measure, published today as part of a new batch of circular economy measures, would see second-hand electronic and electric items exempted from the RoHS Directive restricting the..
5314     EU's 2030 CO2 target could deliver only 23% cuts – NGOs 2017-02-01
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Contents The EU may only be headed for 23% emissions cuts by 2030 in sectors outside of the emissions trading scheme (ETS), far below the proposed 30% target, due to ‘flexibilities’, NGOs have calculated. Ireland would only have to cut its emissions by 1% instead of its 30% national target if it made use of all the available flexibilities under the p..

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