RICHMOND, BC, March 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Northern Pulp says it will collect the data that government is requesting, but that it clearly means more time is required beyond the current legislated deadline to complete construction of a new waste management facility.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, March 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Environment Minister Margaret Miller released her decision today, March 29, on the environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment plant.
The minister’s decision is to require the company to submit a focus report that provides more information.Read more
LAUSANNE, Switzerland , April 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Tetra Pak has today announced it is developing an energy assessment programme in collaboration with ABB to help food and beverage producers lower their environmental impact and cut costs. These solutions are being showcased in the Swedish Pavilion at Hannover Messe 2019 between April 1st and 5th.Read more
SCHENECTADY, NY , March 28, 2019 (Local News) -Gov. Cuomo and state lawmakers are preparing to ban single-use plastic bags statewide.
The environmentally-friendly move, which made headway Wednesday during budget talks, could also include a fee on paper bags as a way to encourage people to bring reusable totes with them when they go grocery shopping.Read more
BRUSSELS, March 27, 2019 (Press Release) -The European Parliament today agreed on 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.Read more
On Wednesday, Parliament approved a new law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds sticks.
560 MEPs voted in favour of the agreement with EU ministers, 35 against and 28 abstained.
The following products will be banned in the EU by 2021:Read more
BRUSSELS, March 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Noting the adoption of the Single-Use Plastics (SUP) Directive by the European Parliament today, EUROPEN supports the EU’s overarching objectives of taking bold action against litter and marine litter in particular and raising awareness about this problem among EU citizens and globally. EUROPEN calls on the European Commission and Member States to clarify without delay the provisions in legislation that remain ambiguous in order to ensure unified implementation across Europe.Read more