Advancing towards Zero-Pollution: EU joins call for ambitious global agreement to end plastic pollution by 2040
The EU is today joining the “High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution”, confirming its commitment to aim high in the intergovernmental negotiations for a global agreement to end plastic pollution by 2040.
The United Nations Environment Assembly, meeting in Nairobi, has just agreed to launch negotiations on a legally binding global agreement to combat plastic pollution.
EU at UN Environment Assembly: seeking to secure launch of negotiations for global agreement on plastics
Commissioner Sinkevičius is representing the European Union at the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) taking place from 28 February to 2 March in Nairobi, Kenya.
Today, the European Commission launched a public consultation on how best to reduce the amount of unintentionally released microplastics into the environment.
Single-use plastics: new rules for reporting on the reduction of single-use plastic food containers adopted
The Commission has adopted new rules specifying how EU Member States must calculate and report on the reduction in their consumption of single-use plastic food containers and beverage cups under the Single-use Plastics Directive.
Today, the European Commission has launched a public consultation on biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics, open for feedback until 15 March 2022.
The Commission has launched a call for evidence for the upcoming initiative aiming to tackle microplastics unintentionally released into the environment.
Single-use plastics: Rules for the calculation, verification and reporting of data on the separate collection of waste single-use plastic beverage bottles published
From 24 October 2021, EU Member States shall ensure that the targets for the separate collection for recycling of waste single-use plastic beverage bottles are calculated, verified and reported according to harmonised methodology and provisions.
Global circular economy: first high-level meeting of the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency at the World Circular Economy Forum
The first high-level meeting of the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (GACERE) takes place today, 14 September, at the World Circular Economy Forum.
Register as a stakeholder to contribute to the study entitled ‘Cost-benefit analysis of policy measures reducing unintentional releases of microplastics’.