Circular Economy archive

  • wood wall for storing food

    More transparency needed in deciding food contact material rules

    Legal experts from environmental law charity ClientEarth have joined other key organisations working in the public interest in outlining the current weaknesses of current food contact material regulation.

  • Pink plastic sand bucket on beach

    Plastic taxes vital to cut pollution, new study finds

    The EU should consider an ambitious set of taxes on plastic in Europe to reduce the overall use in the economy, a new report has found.

  • European chemicals agency improves chemical use transparency but gaps remain

    Europe’s chemicals agency has improved its policy on the publication of information it receives from businesses that use ‘substances of very high concern’ (SVHC).

  • plastic waste in landfill

    Serious material business risks for companies creating plastic waste

    Major companies face serious material business risks for their involvement in creating plastic waste, a new report shows from ClientEarth shows.

  • EU Commission urged to close gaps in plastic strategy

    ClientEarth welcomes European Parliament’s environment committee vote to strengthen the EU Commission’s plans to cut plastic pollution, under the so-called Plastics Strategy.

  • Environmental lawyers ask for better protection from harmful chemicals in food packaging

    Speaking to the European Parliament, Alice Bernard said more needs to be done to protect people from harmful endocrine disruptor chemicals in food packaging.

  • children playing next to water

    European Parliament adopts Resolution on EU Action for Sustainability

    In September 2015, the United Nations adopted a resolution on “Transforming our world: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development”. This resolution established 17 sustainable development goals and overall 169 targets to be reached by 2030.

  • striped clothes on line for storying saying Laws must work together so the EU can reuse, recycle and repurpose

    Laws must work together so the EU can reuse, recycle and repurpose

    A circular economy – where goods are reused, recycled or repurposed – could be one way to avoid overexploiting our planet’s natural resources.

  • plastic yoga mat

    Commission sued over hormone-harming chemicals in plastic

    ClientEarth is suing the European Commission after it gave plastics recyclers permission to use a black-listed chemical which causes infertility and developmental problems in children.

  • orange shoes walking up blue stairs to illustrator story saying Commission to face EU judges over toxic plastics approval

    Commission to face EU judges over toxic plastics approval

    The Commission has ignored ClientEarth’s call to stop plastics recyclers using a hormone-harming chemical which causes infertility and developmental problems in children.

  • Photo of child in sea to illustrate story saying Legal challenge launched as toxic plasticiser DEHP approved following bungled procedure

    Legal challenge launched as toxic plasticiser DEHP approved following bungled procedure

    A legal challenge has been filed by environmental lawyers ClientEarth after hormone-harming chemical DEHP was authorised in recycled plastics for another four years by the European Commission.

  • Nature – health, wealth and ecosystem services up for debate

    Does the economic valuation of nature provide a useful tool for policymakers? Green Week starts today – the biggest conference on EU environment policy.