EU Green Week 2022 News (352)RSS
Biobased biodegradable polymers may amplify absorption of mercury from the marine environment
Issue 598: Biobased polymers, designed to be used instead of fossil-based plastics, are growing in use worldwide.
Disposable plastic face masks found effective for 40 hours of use
Issue 598: Disposable face masks used during the COVID-19 pandemic limited viral transmission but created a plastic waste disposal problem. This study explored whether single use masks remain effective if worn multiple times with or without washing.
Half of urban trees are outside their ‘comfort zone’ – future plantings must consider climate resilience
Issue 598: Trees growing in cities world-wide may be at risk from climate change. Urban greening must use species that can cope with future conditions to secure benefits.
Rising sea levels due to climate change found to escalate the rate of erosion of rocky shorelines
Issue 598: UK scientists find two previously stable rocky stretches of coastline are set to erode faster than they have in thousands of years, due to climate-driven sea-level rise.
New method combines commodity tracing and species data to quantify impacts of soy imports on biodiversity
Issue 598: Tropical deforestation for land conversion to agriculture is a known problem. Through a novel method which maps changes in biodiversity in production areas, researchers have highlighted the impacts of Brazilian soy exports to Germany.
Consumer protection: enabling sustainable choices and ending greenwashing
Today, the Commission is proposing common criteria against greenwashing and misleading environmental claims.
UN Water Conference: EU joins efforts to address the global water crisis and ensure water security for all by 2050
From tomorrow, at the United Nations Water Conference in New York from 22 to 24 March, the EU will be confirming its strong engagement for global water security by announcing 33 commitments for action starting now.
EU forests: Commission adopts new guidelines to support tree planting actions and to protect old-growth forests
Forests are the lungs of the earth. They play a vital role in maintaining the health and well-being of both humans and the planet.
Waste Shipment Regulation report
Today the European Commission published the implementation report of the Waste Shipment Regulation for 2016 to 2019, a key document for the supervision and control of shipments of waste both within EU borders, and with third countries.
Zero pollution: New EU report calls for stronger action to reduce harmful noise pollution
Today, the Commission published a report on the implementation of the Environmental Noise Directive, setting out how noise can be further reduced.