The costs of the new directive are unclear, but commissioners say it will help businesses develop alternative materials.
A new report concludes that the damage already done by the Trump administration to the environment, and the US agency that regulates it, will result in 80,000 deaths each decade.
The EU's top court has found Germany guilty of failing to combat high levels of nitrate in groundwater. The ruling means that the European Commission has the option to propose fines against Germany.
Five of the G7 nations, without the US and Japan, have agreed to an ocean plastics charter. But will such non-binding measures be enough for the world's industrialized countries to beat plastic pollution together?
Fashion firms are tapping into growing public outrage at plastic pollution by offering snazzy garments made from old water bottles and other waste. But will it catch on — and can it make a difference?
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