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    • Chemicals

    Benefits of REACH authorisations 'outweigh costs'

    The benefits of EU authorisations for hazardous chemicals outweigh the costs by a factor of 15 to 1, the European Chemicals Agency has concluded ..
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    • Chemicals

    EU seeks to clarify nanomaterials definition

    The European Commission has called for initial public feedback as it seeks to produce a watertight definition of the term 'nanomaterial' by the first quarter ..
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    • Chemicals

    EU use of ozone-depleting chemicals continues to fall

    The consumption of ozone-depleting chemicals in Europe fell by 13% in 2016 compared to the previous year, the European Environment Agency said on Thursday ..
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    • Energy,Chemicals,Pollution

    UN savages UK on toxic hazards

    The UK is flouting its duty to ensure adequate air quality and protect the health of its citizens, according to a highly critical UN report ..
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    • Chemicals

    ECHA stretched as hazardous chemical exports rise

    The European Chemicals Agency is under strain as the volume of notifications of exports of hazardous chemicals covered by the EU’s Prior Informed Consent Regulation ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    Corrected: EU adopts definition of endocrine disruptors in biocides

    The European Commission adopted on Monday a set of scientific criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals in biocidal products, the EU executive said ..
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    • Chemicals

    SMEs squeezed by cost of chemicals compliance

    Small and medium-sized enterprises believe greater resources to comply with EU chemicals regulation give large corporations an unfair advantage ..
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    • Chemicals,Products,Markets & Corporate

    EU urged to block Bayer-Monsanto deal as scrutiny mounts

    Campaigners and MEPs have renewed calls on Brussels to reject a proposed merger between pesticide makers Bayer and Monsanto following the launch of a competition ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Products,The EU's Circular Economy package

    Rules for green furniture purchases bring circular focus

    The new EU green public procurement criteria for furniture published by the European Commission this week aim to prolong product lifespans and minimise waste ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    EU consults on toxic chemical applications

    The European Chemicals Agency has launched public consultations on whether to allow six uses of five carcinogenic substances, including soon-to-be-banned chromium trioxide ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Nature

    Pesticide poses ‘extinction risk’ to bumblebees

    Researchers have found that exposure to the neonicotinoid pesticide thiamethoxam can prevent the creation of new bumblebee colonies, warning of a heightened risk of population ..
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    • Chemicals

    Suspected endocrine disruptors found in pushchairs

    Chemicals suspected of being endocrine disrupting or carcinogenic were found in 6 out of 11 pushchairs tested by a Danish consumer organisation ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,General Policy

    MEP calls for stricter rules on pesticide approvals

    Proposals to authorise pesticides should be automatically rejected if they are not supported by a qualified majority of EU member states, Green MEP Bronis Ropė ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    Commission prepared to let glyphosate permit lapse

    The European Commission will not renew the EU permit for the use of the herbicide glyphosate without the overt backing of national governments, an official ..
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    • Climate,Chemicals,Pollution

    Chemicals sector calls for research push to decarbonise

    A hydrogen-focused innovation programme could help the EU chemical sector overcome environmental challenges and become carbon-neutral by 2050, industry lobby Cefic said on Wednesday ..
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