Carbios plastic bottle recycling picks up backers

French green chemistry firm Carbios said Monday it had picked up the backing of three major drinks firms to build a facility to test on an industrial scale its technology to break down and recycle PET plastic bottles with ...

Smog chokes coal-dependent Poland with no end in sight

Puffs of yellowish grey-and-black smoke billowing out of household chimneys create a blanket of smog choking the southern Polish mining town of Rybnik, one of the most polluted places in the European Union.

Five things the EU does for the environment

The European Union coordinates and directs environmental protection for its members, through the regulation of industry and the setting of green policy goals.

EU parliament approves ban on single use plastics

European lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for an EU-wide ban on single-use plastic products such as the straws, cutlery and cotton buds that are clogging the world's oceans.

Extreme eco tent tested in Antarctica

A tent made from experimental eco-materials has been taken to one of the harshest climates in the world to test its endurance.

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