EU experts have agreed to designate bisphenol A a human endocrine disruptor on top of its current repro-toxic classification, paving the way for an EU ..
News 16 Jun 2017
The European Commission has authorised four hazardous chemicals that already are or will be banned in the EU for uses such as packaging and electroplating ..
News 17 Feb 2017
- Waste & Resources,Pollution
The EU should adopt mandatory sustainability criteria for bioplastics as they may yet prove to be a “false solution” to plastic pollution, five campaign groups ..
News 20 Jan 2017
- Pollution,Products,General Policy,The EU's Circular Economy package,Packaging,Packaging
EU member states have criticised the European Commission for continuing to delay the publication of an ecodesign work plan as part of its new circular ..
News 21 Jun 2016
MEPs have formally criticised the European Commission’s delay in publishing criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals ..
News 8 Jun 2016
Most EU member states have backed calls to develop specific restrictions for contaminants in food contact materials, a recent European Parliament survey has found ..
News 13 May 2016
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products,The EU's Circular Economy package
The EU should set a target to ensure that 5% of all municipal solid waste is prepared for reuse by 2030 as part of the ..
News 5 Apr 2016
The European Commission has proposed that the EU should call for octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane, also known as D4, to be regulated under the Stockholm Convention on persistent ..
News 1 Apr 2016
Member states must either meet targets to reduce the number of single-use plastic bags or introduce a charge for them, legislators have agreed ..
News 18 Nov 2014
Negotiations on cutting plastic carrier bag use are set to conclude next week, but lawmakers have yet to reach agreement on the crucial issues of ..
News 12 Nov 2014
The Portuguese government has moved swiftly to implement recent recommendations by a commission of experts on green tax reform, approving CO2 and plastic bag charges ..
News 17 Oct 2014
Denmark’s environment protection agency has found that concentrations of nonylphenol exthoxylate found in textiles do not pose a major risk to health ..
News 11 Jan 2013
- Energy,Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products
News 12 Nov 2008
- Energy,Waste & Resources,Pollution
Global output expected to increase ten-fold by 2011; Brussels urged to give industrial and energy use of biomass equal status ..
News 12 Nov 2008
- Climate,Energy,Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products,Markets & Corporate
Companies in the issue include Vattenfall, Fortum, Enel, Eni, Wal-Mart and GDF Suez ..
News 30 Oct 2008