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India’s E-Waste Rules Take Effect May 1, But Government, Businesses Far From Ready

April 30, 2012 by  
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MUMBAI—New rules for handling, storing, and recycling electronic waste set to go into effect in India May 1 will apply the principle of “extended producer responsibility” and assign duties along the entire value chain including manufacturers, consumers, and recyclers.

EU to Write Blueprint for Protecting Water; Will Address Resource Efficiency, Biodiversity in 2012

January 5, 2012 by  
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The European Union in 2012 will consider proposals to revise its water legislation to better cope with increasing demand and growing pollution and climate change challenges through 2020…

European Commission Publishes Plan For Boosting Green Innovation, Job Creation

December 21, 2011 by  
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Green innovation in the EU should be boosted by a combination of environmental regulation, standard setting, research, and demonstration projects, the European Commission said in an action plan published Dec. 15…

EU Focus in 2011 Will Be to Develop Long-Term Strategic Plans over Piecemeal Legislation

January 5, 2011 by  
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BRUSSELS—The environmental policymaking emphasis in the European Union in 2011 will be on strategic planning for the medium and long terms, rather than on piecemeal legislative proposals.

The European Commission, the European Union’s executive arm, will publish a number of policy road maps and will seek backing for them from lawmakers in the European Parliament and EU member states represented in the EU Council.

Matjaz Malgaj, an advisor to EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik, told BNA that the…