European Commission (EC) First Vice President Frans Timmermans has said “good progress” is being made on developing a circular economy in Europe while announcing a new finance support platform for circular projects.
The announcement came as the EC reported on progress of the action plan created as part of the Circular Economy Package (CEP), a year after it was published.
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Celebrity chef and waste campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has accused brands of ‘greenwashing’ responses to the burning issue of coffee cup waste, criticising in particular a campaign to increase high street recycling of takeaway cups.
Smart product design holds the key to erasing waste and creating a more circular economy. Edward Perchard talks to a host of experts about ecodesign, extended producer responsibility, and what's holding us back.
The Environmental Audit Committee is calling for the government to issue a ban on microbeads in cosmetics by the end of 2017, as it believes a voluntary commitment by cosmetic companies is not enough to stem the rise in plastic entering the oceans.