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Lithuania's waste divide

Lithuania seems to be at odds with itself over waste management, striving to reach an ambitious recycling target while at the same time planning to build more incineration plants.






Member States are divided on raised recycling targets

Although research shows some countries don’t put their money where their mouth is when it comes to supporting higher recycling targets, the EU has funded a few interesting projects, including British ones, and banks have introduced standards for financing endeavours which could stimulate European ship recycling. Lydia Heida reports


New political climate offers challenges to green issues

Robin Dyet reflects on last month’s surprise general election result, and where Theresa May’s minority government – propped up by the traditionally climate-change-sceptic DUP and including the return of Michael Gove as secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs – is likely to stand on waste management policy


Union man

Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner in charge of the environment, maritime affairs and fisheries, explains how Member States are being helped to address their waste issues