The EU vision for plastic-free oceans
12 Apr 2018 – 15:59 | No Comment

The European Commission has launched its plastics strategy, setting out an agenda to make all packaging recyclable by 2030, reduce single-use plastics and ban microplastics. European Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella outlines his plan to …

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It’s time to switch to electric
13 Apr 2018 – 09:55
It’s time to switch to electric

In the EU, air pollution kills half a million people every year, whereas in Malta alone, air pollution is responsible for 220 deaths annually. This is one of the main reasons why the European Commission …

An ambitious yet sensible approach to reduce single-use plastics
12 Apr 2018 – 15:58
An ambitious yet sensible approach to reduce single-use plastics

The European Commission launched its first-ever ground-up, holistic strategy to deal with the fact that plastics are now everywhere: in our air, lungs, food, and sea. Julie Girling MEP presents her take on the ambitious …

European Bioplastics welcomes first plastics strategy in Europe
12 Apr 2018 – 15:53
European Bioplastics welcomes first plastics strategy in Europe

The European strategy for plastics, published on January 16, 2018 by the European Commission, sets clear goals to curb plastic waste, increase resource efficiency and create value and job growth in Europe. François de BIE, Chairman, …

Make two wheels part of the solution
12 Apr 2018 – 12:20
Make two wheels part of the solution

As more of the world’s cities become congested and polluted, new business models and technologies are emerging to solve the mobility challenge. Marianne Weinreich, Chairman, Cycling Embassy of Denmark, suggests the two-wheels approach
Over the last …

Can a tax on plastics and carbon fund the European Union?
12 Apr 2018 – 09:30
Can a tax on plastics and carbon fund the European Union?

Our planet is approaching a plastic waste tipping point — scientist say that up to 90 percent of seabirds already have plastic in their stomachs. Commissioner Günter Oettinger floated the idea of a plastic tax …

We must clean up the air to protect our hearts
12 Apr 2018 – 09:03
We must clean up the air to protect our hearts

There’s something in the air and it’s affecting our heart health and now is the time to clean it up to protect our hearts, writes Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive, British Heart Foundation.
It’s an invisible and potentially …

Europe cannot survive without improving resource efficiency
12 Apr 2018 – 09:00
Europe cannot survive without improving resource efficiency

It has been forecast that global demand for resources will triple by 2050. We already consume some 1.5 globes’ worth of resources every single year, and following the estimates, would need around four planets-full of …

What would a post-Brexit climate look like?
14 Jul 2017 – 09:05
What would a post-Brexit climate look like?

Climate change is certainly beyond boundaries and initial indications point towards a ‘negative environment’ for both Britain and the EU in a post-Brexit scenario. However, Julie Girling MEP says there is a huge opportunity to …

Role of CLIMA policy in shaping Europe’s future
14 Jul 2017 – 09:05
Role of CLIMA policy in shaping Europe’s future

The EU played an instrumental role in shaping the Paris Agreement – the first-ever universal, legally binding climate change deal. Staying at the forefront of the global clean energy transition is an opportunity to strengthen …

What does Tory opposition mean to the Dieselgate inquiry?
14 Jul 2017 – 09:00
What does Tory opposition mean to the Dieselgate inquiry?

Voting to maintain vital safeguards for European neighbours after Brexit, Keith Taylor MEP expresses his thoughts on the future of Europe through the prism of air quality
The Dieselgate scandal was extensive in its reach with …