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Circular economy: MEPs want to reduce harmful chemicals in waste

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Following a on Monday, Parliament on Tuesday adopted its negotiating position for new rules on persistent organic pollutants (POPs), and the management of waste containing them, with 506 votes in favour, 68 against and 49 abstentions.

As POPs do not disappear quickly and stay in the environment for a long time, they pose a threat to it and to human health all over the globe. In order to protect the circular lifespan of products, materials containing levels of POPs that are too high must be destroyed or incinerated and cannot be recycled, according to Parliament.


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