The French government has just adopted some of the 149 measures proposed by the Citizen Convention for the Climate last month, a group of citizens picked at random to offer advice on climate issues. One of the boldest moves concerns outdoor heating appliances: French restaurant and bar owners are banned from placing any outdoor heater in their business’ terrace as of spring 2021. French Ecology Minister Barbara Pompili has described this practice as an “ecological aberration”.
ECOS sent comments to the preliminary draft 2021 Annual Union Work Programme (AUWP) for Standardisation – the document where the European Commission set its plans for new standardisation requests every year.
Chemical recycling could become a loophole in EU waste and chemical legislation, diverting the EU from reaching its circular economy and climate goals. European institutions can avoid this problem now.
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On behalf of the STAR-ProBio project partners, we would like to invite you to an online workshop entitled “Assessing Sustainability of Bio-based Products: Where do we stand?”.