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Brussels adopts wood panel BREF

The European Commission has adopted emissions and procedural guidelines for the production of wood-based panels

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New restrictions set under Toys Directive

Limit values have been set for two chemicals and a mixture under the Toys Directive, including for formamide, a substance of very high concern under REACH

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EU ‘missing potential to cut waste CO2’

EU governments are under-reporting the climate impacts of waste and under-appreciating the potential to reduce them due to UN rules on greenhouse gas emissions reporting, consultancy Eunomia said


EDC criteria must focus on real adverse effects

The directors of the European chemicals and pesticide industry associations argue for “maintaining a sense of proportion” in setting EU criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors

Marco Mensink, director general, CEPI

Circular economy needs incineration restrictions

The new circular economy package can support Europe’s existing circular industries by putting a strong focus on raw material availability and quality recycling, says Marco Mensink of CEPI

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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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