Plastic bottles: the stalled dream of recycling and reuse
Half as many bottles are set to be used in Europe by 2030, and all single-use packaging and plastics should be gone by 2040. But the targets that the food giants have set themselves are constantly being pushed back.
Slovenia spends millions of taxpayers’ money to dispose of uncollected waste
The disorderly system of handling packaging waste in Slovenia is creating high additional costs and causing significant environmental damage.
Slovenia and the EU have a problem with uncollected waste
As plastic waste increases in Slovenia, the European Union, and the world, so do the difficulties in disposing of and recycling it.
What happens to plastic waste?
Pod črto calculated the average yearly "plastic footprint" of their newsroom. Where does all this plastic waste go?
How is the EU progressing toward the energy transition?
Under pressure to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the European Union is pushing policies to clean up its economy. We have tracked the achievements and prospects of the EU's Green Deal targets.
CO2: the EU disincentives are not working
The EU Emission Trading System, the EU’s main mechanism to disincentivise CO2 emissions, seems not to have had the desired results. Major industrial groups, often with the support of their own governments, profit from systemic weaknesses while continuing to produce energy using fossil fuels.
‘Flight shame’? Europeans have never flown as frequently
Many people claim they are flying less to protect the environment, but figures from 2018 say otherwise. The aviation industry is doing better than ever and its emissions have more than doubled since 1990.
The energy transition yet to come
The European Union wants to abandon coal by 2050, but this will require significant help from European banks, which still finance 26 per cent of all coal power plants in the world.
Is the EU carbon market serving its purpose?
The EU emissions trading system has reached its 2020 reduction target as early as 2017. But it still needs to fix one problem to be truly efficient.