EU Parliament approves energy efficiency, renewable targets

The new rules are expected to help households and businesses reduce their energy bills while cutting carbon emissions

EU Parliament backs ban on single-use plastics

The throwaway plastics to be banned from 2021 include straws, cutlery, plates, balloon sticks and cotton buds

MEPs vote to cut plastic bag use by 80%

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have backed plans to slash the amount of single use plastic bags in the EU by 80% by 2019. They voted in favour of draft rules, backing the European Commission’s report which would require governments in member states to take action to curb free hand-outs of plastic bags. Under […]