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Press Release Octet Stream Highest recycling rates in Austria and Germany – but UK and Ireland show fastest increase — 08 Mar 2013
Austria, Germany and Belgium recycled the largest proportion of municipal waste in Europe in 2010. Although some countries have rapidly increased recycling rates, Europe is still wasting vast quantities of valuable resources by sending them to landfill, and many countries risk falling short of legally binding recycling targets.
Press Release Globalisation, environment and you — 27 Jun 2011
New EEA report highlights connectivity between global issues
Press Release New maps give Europeans close-up picture of air pollution from diffuse sources — 24 May 2011
New online maps published today by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, in close cooperation with the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) of the Joint Research Centre, allow citizens to pinpoint the main diffuse sources of air pollution, such as transport and aviation. The new set of 32 maps shows where certain pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and particulate matter are released. It complements existing data on emissions from individual industrial plants from the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR). The Europe-wide register aims to help Europeans actively engage in decisions affecting the environment.
Press Release Pollution: new European register gives public access to information on emissions from European industrial facilities — 05 Nov 2009
The European Commission and the European Environment Agency today launched a comprehensive new European pollutant release and transfer register – E-PRTR. The register contains information about the quantity and location of pollutants released to air, water and land by industrial facilities throughout Europe. It includes annual data for 91 substances and covers more than 24 000 facilities in 65 economic activities. It also provides additional information, such as the amount and types of waste transferred from facilities to waste handlers both inside and outside each country.
Press Release Killer slugs and other aliens — EEA Signals 2009: Eight environmental stories for Europe — 08 Jan 2009
Is gardening one of your interests? If so and you live in central or northern Europe the 'killer slug' is probably one of your personal enemies. The slug, which attacks your herbs and vegetables relentlessly, seems immune to control measures.
Press Release Tackling wastewater pollution at source cheaper than cleaning up — 07 Oct 2005
Policies using taxes to cut pollution offer the most cost effective route to reaching EU wastewater targets
Press Release Waste from packaging still not under control — 07 Oct 2005
Hard targets needed if EU policy objectives on cutting packaging waste volumes are to be met
Press Release Case studies point towards solutions to Europe's waste problems — 29 Jan 2003
Many of the problems linked to Europe's growing waste volumes can be solved if countries learn from others that have pioneered solutions, argues a new report published today by the European Environment Agency.
Press Release EGT SmartSense EEA highlights key measures for reducing landfilling of biodegradable waste — 22 Mar 2002
National strategies to reduce the amount of biodegradable municipal waste sent to landfill should comprise an integrated package of measures, including separate collection, taxes and centralised composting, and ensure that markets exist for compost and other end products.
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