Circular Economy archive
2018 truly was the year the world started waking up to the dangers posed by plastic waste – here is ClientEarth’s guide to the year that turned the tide for action on plastic.
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.
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.
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).
Major companies face serious material business risks for their involvement in creating plastic waste, a new report shows from ClientEarth shows.
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.
Speaking to the European Parliament, Alice Bernard said more needs to be done to protect people from harmful endocrine disruptor chemicals in food packaging.
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.
A circular economy – where goods are reused, recycled or repurposed – could be one way to avoid overexploiting our planet’s natural resources.
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.
The Commission has ignored ClientEarth’s call to stop plastics recyclers using a hormone-harming chemical which causes infertility and developmental problems in children.
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.
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