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Bioplastics Association Criticizes EU’s New Circular Economy Package

The European Commission’s newly adopted Circular Economy package is being criticized by industry and environmentalists alike. The package includes a revised legislative proposal on waste, which includes the following key elements: A common EU target for recycling 65 percent of municipal waste by 2030. A common EU target for recycling 75 … Read more »

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Supermarkets Failing to Phase Out HFCs, Report Says

US retailers such as Walmart, Publix and Safeway are doing little to meet public commitments to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), according to an Environmental Investigation Agency report. HFCs are some of the most potent greenhouse gases, used most commonly in refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Beyond the Dirty Dozen, a … Read more »

M&S Not Acting Fast Enough to Phase Out HFCs, Report Says

M&S Not Acting Fast Enough to Phase Out HFCs, Report Says

Marks & Spencer isn’t acting fast enough to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — a major source of GHG emissions — from its refrigerators and install fitted doors on them, according to a report from the Environmental Investigation Agency. The London-based group, in its annual Chilling Facts report, labels other UK … Read more »

HFC-Free Technology Digest Launched

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has published a report focused on HFC-free climate-friendly technologies, Putting the Freeze on HFCs: A global digest of available climate-friendly refrigeration and air-conditioning technologies. Hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs — which have global warming potentials (GWPs) ranging from hundreds to thousands of times higher than CO2 — … Read more »

Supermarket Chains Fail HFCs Survey

Supermarket Chains Fail HFCs Survey

Major supermarkets chains in the US including Walmart and Whole Foods continue to use hydrofluorocarbons, gaseous compounds used in refrigerants and a major source of greenhouse gas emissions more powerful than carbon dioxide, according to a survey by the Environmental Investigation Agency. The report, The Dirty Dozen: How your local … Read more »

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Lumber Liquidators Importing Illegal Hardwood Flooring, EIA Says

Lumber Liquidators is purchasing illegal wood, according to a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). The largest retailer of hardwood flooring in the US is under investigation by federal authorities for possible violations of the Lacey Act — a law banning the illegal harvest and trade of wood and … Read more »

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Honeywell, DuPont Urged to Destroy HFCs

Honeywell and DuPont should destroy all of their hydroflourocarbon-23 (HFC-23), a chemical used in refrigerants and a potent greenhouse gas, according to an environmental group. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a nonprofit based in Washington DC and London, today released a report that says China and India are expected to … Read more »

Google Urged to Delete Ivory Ads

Google is under pressure to remove what an environmental group described as thousands of ads promoting products from endangered whale and elephant species. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a non-profit based in Washington D.C., and London, wrote to Google CEO Larry Page requesting immediate removal of more than 1,400 ads … Read more »