European Commission Taking Legal Action Against Member States Over The Single-Use Plastics Directive

single-use plastics

The European Commission announced it intends to take legal action against 11 EU Member States for failure to communicate their strategies for full implementation of the Single-Use Plastics Directive. The purpose of this Directive is to minimise the impact of single-use plastics on both human health and the environment. However, the following states have failed…

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Cora Romania Launches Smart Recycling Station


Supermarket giant Cora has launched the pilot for their Green Group smart recycling station project in their Pantelimon store in Bucharest. This is a waste recovery solution they have undertaken in partnership with FEPRA, a packaging waste recovery company, and Envipco, who make bespoke Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) solutions, as well as the Romanian Ministry…

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Crisis Point: Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution Over the last several decades the rate at which we produce and consume plastic has increased dramatically, and so too has the problem of plastic pollution. Over 380 million tons of plastic is produced every year and reports suggest that in excess of 50% of it is for single-use products and purposes. Estimates…

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Romania Under Scrutiny From European Commission

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In recent years, the European Union has prioritised the need for recycling and a shift towards a circular economy. The EU has introduced many regulations and requirements around how waste should be managed, all of which are mandatory. Year after year, Romania has failed to meet a large number of these requirements, forcing the EU’s…

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