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EU Parliament Issues Draft Clean-up Report

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A new draft report that sets out legal measures to help clean up Europe has been delivered today by the European Parliament. The report details new rules that should help combat waste issues across the EU. The clean-up operation should also create new jobs across the continent.

EU rules to tackle controversial waste issues such as planned obsolescence, food waste, unnecessary packaging and marine litter were brought a step closer today with the issue of a new report.

European Parliament rapporteur for the EU Circular Economy Package, Simona Bonafè, issued a draft report that sets Parliament towards strong legal measures to clean up Europe and create a wave of new jobs. But there are weaknesses that will see millions of tonnes of useful material burned or buried each year.

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