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  • Hospital waste in new packaging

    Transport and storage company Van Egmond has recently been selling a new type of packaging for hospital waste, which is more environmentally friendly than commonly used packaging. Van Egmond's Septosystem consists of heavy damp-resistant cardboard, with a plastic bag inside, whereas the packaging currently used are made of polypropylene, a polymer with numerous applications in medicine because ...


  • EC calls for better implementation of EU waste law

    The EC has published two implementation reports (20 November) on implementation of the community waste legislation for the period 2004-2006 that highlight the need for significant efforts by Member States to ensure that waste management meets the standards set by EU legislation. It is particularly scathing of the implementation of the Waste Framework Directive, the Landfill Directive and the ...

  • Call for waste firms to `take notice` of new environmetal law

    Small- to medium-sized businesses in the waste industry will not take notice of a new regime of strict environmental civil penalties until a prosecution occurs, according to a legal expert. From today (April 6), the Environment Agency will become one of the first regulators to be given greater flexibility to enforce environmental law, such as the Hazardous Waste, Packaging and Transfrontier ...

  • March infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 101 decisions, including 3 reasoned opinions and 9 ...

  • November infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 199 decisions, including 48 reasoned ...

  • January infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the ...

  • May infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 143 decisions, including ...

  • January infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 171 decisions, ...

  • February infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 121 decisions, including 18 ...

  • September infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 220 decisions, including 32 reasoned opinions and 6 ...

  • November infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 248 decisions, including 58 reasoned ...

  • What ever happened to Canadian environmental law?

    Three writers from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School* have prepared a thought provoking examination of Canadian environmental law to explain why they believe Canada has become a laggard in both legal reform and environmental performance. The authors, Associate Professor Stepan Wood, Law Student Georgia Tanner and Professor Benjamin J. Richardson, compare recent developments in Canadian ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • July infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 419 decisions, including 63 reasoned ...

  • EU to revise laws on recycling and use of hazardous substances

    Improving implementation and enforcement of laws on electrical and electronic equipment and cutting unnecessary administrative burden are the main objectives of the revised directives proposed by the Commission today. The directives on the collection and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment and on the restriction of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment – ...

  • Environment: Commission takes ROMANIA to Court over failure to amend packaging waste legislation

    The European Commission is referring Romania to the EU Court of Justice over its failure to enact revised EU legislation on packaging waste into domestic law. The revised Packaging Directive updates rules on packaging and packaging waste, with a ...

  • Evaluating Extended Producer Responsibility for Consumer Packaging

    Consumer Packaging - who should be responsible for dealing with the leftover wastes from consumer products packaging? Municipal governments generally have had to manage such materials as part of their solid waste management programs. In recent years there have been calls to apply the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) - laws or regulations that shift the cost of managing post-use ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Packaging non-compliance payments top £1m.

    Figures published on March 31st indicate that a total of twenty businesses had not registered with a compliance scheme as required under the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007. A record payment of £414,960 was made by organic baby food producer HiPP Uk Limited for failure to comply with the Producer Responsibility Obligations with the largest payment ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Errant Italy feels EC wrath over eco-law abuse

    Italy has found itself under fire from Brussels as it becomes the latest target of the European Commission's campaign to crack down on alleged breaches of environmental law and lax reporting from Member States. The Commission is taking legal action over a total of 11 possible breaches of environmental law, ten of which relate to Italy's apparent failure to provide information on air ...

  • Light bulbs to light trucks, efficiency shapes new US energy law

    Congress on 18 December passed a new energy bill and sent it along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in a hybrid Prius car. President George W. Bush signed the measure 19 December, which includes the first increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in 32 years. The House approved the bill, 314-100 on Tuesday. The Senate passed it last week by a vote of 86-8. The bill mandates a fuel ...

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