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EU aims to recycle 62% of plastics by 2020

While only 24% of all plastics were recycled in 2013, a new study commissioned by Plastics Recyclers Europe says that an overall plastics recycling target of 62% across the European Union is achievable by 2020.
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BP awards contracts worth £1 billion For North Sea development

British oil giant BP announced last week that more than 30 UK companies have been awarded contracts worth a total of over £1 billion for the development of two oil fields in the North Sea.
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Total plans to increase hydrocarbon resins, polymer production in France

French oil and gas giant Total will invest EUR160 million to convert its Carling petrochemical platform by 2016 and plans to close the naphtha cracker during the second half of 2015.
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Chemical companies challenge EU ban on thiamethoxam

Swiss agrochemical company Syngenta is contesting in court the European Commission's decision to ban the use of thiamethoxam, a seed-treatment pesticide.
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EU launches first pipeline to Moldova

A pipeline connection between Moldova and the European Union has been established, as part of efforts by the EU to reduce European countries' energy dependence on Russia.
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Fatburner Dexaprine banned in UK, Netherlands

Slimming agent Dexaprine, produced by California-based company iForce Nutrition, has been banned in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom over concerns that the fatburner causes a number of life-threatening conditions.
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UK oil, gas production drops sharply

UK production of oil and gas has dropped sharply, raising questions over the future of the industry, British industry leaders have warned.
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Chevron remains confident about fracking opportunities in Central, Eastern Europe

U.S. oil supermajor Chevron believes that Central and Eastern Europe will warm up to fracking and throw support behind the company's exploration projects.
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Antibiotics in chicken kill 280 Brits every year

It's been claimed that chicken consumption kills about 280 Britons annually through blood poisoning attributable to ESBL (extended spectrum beta lactamase) E. coli.
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EU countries make progress in urban wastewater treatment

Despite the discrepancies observed among individual member states, the European Commission notes that the overall picture has improved and things are moving in the right direction.
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