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Commission outlines new EU recycling targets, including ban on burying recyclable waste in landfill

Countries in the European Union (EU) would face tougher recycling targets, while burying recyclable waste in landfill would be banned, under plans put forward by the European Commission. 07 Jul 2014

Scottish government seeks views on design of new environmental enforcement powers for SEPA

Businesses and other stakeholders have been asked to shape the design and potential uses of new powers available to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) to tackle environmental crime. 03 Jul 2014

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China may end rare earth tariffs but impose new taxes which would increase prices if it loses WTO appeal

China may end export tariffs and quotas on its rare earth minerals next year if it loses its appeal against a recent World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling that the restrictions violate its WTO obligations, a Chinese official has said according to China Daily.... 09 Jun 2014

Chinese steel and iron-making capacity to be closed down by Beijing government

Millions of tons of steel and iron-making capacity must be closed down across China next year, the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has said, according to state press agency Xinhua. 09 May 2014

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