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Experts warn of REACH deadline problem

Many of the thousands of firms that should register chemicals by the next major deadline under the REACH chemicals regulation are unaware of their obligations, officials and industry experts said

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UK plans leave environmental industry disappointed

The new UK government has laid out plans for a new energy bill and reaffirmed the country’s commitment to a global climate deal. But the plans left environmental industry disappointed

Chemicals, Products

Commission to revise cadmium exemption

The Commission plans to adopt a new delegated act under the RoHS Directive allowing certain uses of the toxic metal cadmium after MEPs vetoed its plans

Susanne Baker

REACH must be adapted to the circular economy

The EU’s chemicals policy is out of step with the drive towards ‘remanufacturing’: REACH’s unpredictability risks undermining this important circular economy sector, says Susanne Baker of EEF

People, David Palmer Jones

Circular economy must spur recycling demand

Market forces alone will not deliver a more circular economy: the revised package must contain new measures to boost demand for secondary raw materials, argues FEAD president David Palmer-Jones

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Biodiversity Protection

People: Karmenu Vella (CC BY SA 3.0)

At a meeting in Brussels on 12 May, EU environment ministers discussed the importance of integrating biodiversity protection into other policy areas.

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