Circular economy: new EU Ecolabel criteria for absorbent hygiene products and reusable menstrual cups
The new ambitious criteria ensure that EU Ecolabel absorbent hygiene products and menstrual cups are of good quality and among the best on the market in terms of environmental performance.
Issue 609: Using recovered electric vehicle batteries to create storage for energy surpluses from wind farms in Tenerife is technically and economically feasible, says a study, although, if energy prices are too low, this would impair profitability.
Issue 607: A key driver of global biodiversity loss is land use, which involves converting or modifying natural ecosystems to produce biomass for human consumption. A new study explores how land used to supply biomass to Vienna impacts biodiversity.
Have your say on the development of a new roadmap to reduce whole life carbon in the building sector
If you want to help shape EU plans for a more sustainable built environment, it is time to have your say by responding to a public consultation which supports the development of a new Commission roadmap for reducing whole life carbon in the building sector between 17 July - 15 September 2023.
Circular economy for textiles: taking responsibility to reduce, reuse and recycle textile waste and boosting markets for used textiles
Today, the Commission is proposing rules to make producers responsible for the full lifecycle of textile products and to support the sustainable management of textile waste across the EU.
Today, the Commission adopted a package of measures for a sustainable use of key natural resources, which will also strengthen the resilience of EU food systems and farming.
Issue 604: A robust assessment of GHG emissions from anaerobic digestion for biogas in France finds that its potential carbon savings depend on many variables, as reflected in the EU legislation.
Commission consults citizens and stakeholders on the Directive on waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
The European Commission has launched an online public consultation on the evaluation of the Directive on waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE Directive) that will run until 22 September 2023.
Circular economy: Commission recommends actions to boost recycling in 18 Member States at risk of missing waste targets
In a report published today, the Commission identifies Member States at risk of not meeting the 2025 preparing for re-use and recycling targets for municipal and all packaging waste and the 2035 landfilling target.
Re-wilding forests with Eurasian lynx, boosting farming with hi-tech bio-stimulants and helping one of Europe’s biggest cities adapt to climate change are among the winning projects announced yesterday at the EU’s annual LIFE Awards.