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Aviation 05-04-2017

EU regulator says airline ‘laptop ban’ may compromise safety

Europe's aviation regulator voiced concern on Wednesday (5 April) over the risk of battery fires in the cargo holds of passenger planes after US and British authorities banned certain electronics from passenger cabins.

Putting reuse and repair at heart of the circular economy

Every year, we throw away millions of euros worth of goods that could be repaired or reused. Europe must seize the opportunity offered by the new Circular Economy Package to turn this situation around, argues Michal Len. 
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Parliament must bar toxic cadmium from Europe

TVs containing cadmium are no longer available in Europe since a ban was decided under the 2002 Directive on Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment. But cadmium could return via the back door following intense lobbying efforts by some manufacturers, writes Michael Edelman.
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Aviation 09-12-2013

EU paves way to surfing the Internet on planes

The new instructions of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency will allow passengers to keep their electronic devices in “flight mode” throughout their journey, a move that should be followed by allowing surfing of the Internet next year. The European Commissioner in charge of Transport, Siim Kallas, announced today that electronic devices in airplanes will soon be allowed throughout the journey, “from gate to gate”, as the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) updated its rules today (9 December).
Transport 09-12-2013

EU paves way to surfing the Internet on planes

The new instructions of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency will allow passengers to keep their electronic devices in “flight mode” throughout their journey, a move that should be followed by allowing surfing of the Internet next year.