Webinar “Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Toys

Wednesday December 16th 8:00-10:00 PM Registration here. ***The webinar will be in English with German translation.*** Speakers: Prof. Vânia Gomes Zuin, Natural Products Research Group, University of São Carlos, Brazil Prof. Klaus Kümmerer, Institute for Sustainable Chemistry, University of Lüneburg Tatiana Santos, Policy Manager for Chemicals & Nanotechnology at the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) TBC […]

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Recording: Video Conference “Plasticrecycling in Practice”

Video Conference, June 4th 2020 Recording: Video Conference Ministry of Environment Rhineland Palatinate “Plasticrecycling in Practice” The Commission’s EU Plastics Strategy 2018 has received broad support. With the new Circular Economy Action Plan, the Commission has proposed further measures in 2020 to prevent waste and reuse plastics. The event discusses the regulative proposals and their […]

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PRESS RELEASE: European Environment Agency: Too much chug and chuck with electrical appliances

EASE, Thursday, June 18, 2020 – Brussels   European Environment Agency: Too much chug and chuck with electrical appliances Today, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a summary of the life cycle of electrical devices. Every year, over 20 kg of electrical products come onto the market in the EU. Many electrical appliances have an […]

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Scientists find first evidence of microplastics passing from insects to predators in rivers

A species of river bird is swallowing hundreds of plastic fibers every day via their insect prey, research by Cardiff University and the Greenpeace Research Laboratories at the University of Exeter has shown. Dippers are also inadvertently feeding thousands of plastic fibers contained in insects to their nest-bound chicks during their development. The aquatic songbirds depend […]

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PRESS RELEASE: European Parliament votes for new tyre labelling regulation – abrasion and mileage of tyres finally get on the label!

PRESS RELEASE, Wednesday, 13th of May 2020 – Brussels   European Parliament votes for new tyre labelling regulation – abrasion and mileage of tyres finally get on the label!   Today the European Parliament adopted the new EU Tyre Labelling Regulation. As soon as a validated test method is available, mileage and abrasion of microplastics […]

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