Preview: Circular Economy: Commission welcomes Council final adoption of new rules on single-use plastics to reduce marine plastic litter

Circular Economy: Commission welcomes Council final adoption of new rules on single-use plastics to reduce marine plastic litter

The Council of the EU today adopted the ambitious measures proposed by the Commission to tackle marine litter coming from the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on European beaches, as well as abandoned fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastics.

Water reuse: Commission proposes measures to make it easier and safer for agricultural irrigation

Water reuse: Commission proposes measures to make it easier and safer for agricultural irrigation

Today, the Commission is proposing new rules to stimulate and facilitate water reuse in the EU for agricultural irrigation. The new rules will help farmers make the best use of non-potable wastewater, alleviating water scarcity whilst protecting the environment and consumers.

Circular Economy: New rules will make EU the global front-runner in wastemanagement and recycling

Circular Economy: New rules will make EU the global front-runner in wastemanagement and recycling

Today EU Member States approved a set of ambitious measures to make EU wastelegislation fit for the future, as part of the EU's wider circular economy policy.

Plastic Waste: a European strategy to protect the planet, defend our citizens and empower our industries

Plastic Waste: a European strategy to protect the planet, defend our citizens and empower our industries

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, adopted today, is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy.

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Enrico BRIVIO Spokesperson European Commission