LONDON, Jan. 16, 2020 (Press Release) -A new taskforce dedicated to tackling serious and organised waste crime, such as dumping hazardous materials on private land and falsely labelling waste so it can be exported abroad to unsuspecting countries, has been launched today (16 January 2019).
The Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC) will for the first time bring together law enforcement agencies, environmental regulators, HMRC and the National Crime Agency in the war against waste crime.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan. 15, 2020 (Press Release) -The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Omnova by Synthomer, both manufacturers of specialty chemicals. The approval is conditional on the divestment of a remedy package.Read more
SAGUENAY, QC, Jan. 15, 2020 (CNW) -Canada's forest sector remains a vital source of wealth for Canadians, providing economic, social and environmental benefits. By investing in Canada's forest sector, the Government of Canada is growing the economy while protecting our environment.Read more
MEPs support the European Green Deal, but highlight challenges, including ensuring a just and inclusive transition and the need for high interim targets.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan. 15, 2020 (Press Release) -The European Parliament has challenged governments and the European Commission to accelerate EU climate action, following a vote in Strasbourg about the European Green Deal.
The Parliament, the European Commission and national governments are gearing up for a major political fight in what promises to be a defining year in the global effort to tackle the climate crisis.Read more
NEWARK, NJ, Jan. 14, 2020 (Local News) -New Jersey lawmakers are still considering banning the plastic and paper bags many have used for years to carry groceries or takeout food home — but it’s not happening right away.
The state Senate voted Monday on an amended bill that would ban both single-use carryout plastic and paper bags, as well as Styrofoam cups and food containers, within two years. Also, restaurants would be allowed to give out plastic straws only if a customer asks for them.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan. 14, 2020 (Press Release) -The European Union is committed to becoming the first climate-neutral bloc in the world by 2050. This requires significant investment from both the EU and the national public sector, as well as the private sector. The European Green Deal's Investment Plan - the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan - presented today will mobilise public investment and help to unlock private funds through EU financial instruments, notably InvestEU, which would lead to at least €1 trillion of investments.Read more
ABERCROMBIE, NS, Jan. 11, 2020 (Press Release) -Since 1967, a kraft pulp mill has been an economic driver for Pictou County, N.S. Over the decades, hard-working men and women have depended on the mill and put down roots to raise their families and contribute to the region.Read more