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    Brussels mulls microplastics ban

    The European Commission is considering a ban on microplastics in cosmetics and legislation to tackle the release of the particles from tyres and textiles, a ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Products

    EU updates green detergent certification

    Detergent manufacturers opting to use the EU Ecolabel will need to keep their products microplastics-free and comply with new rules on chemicals and preservatives ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    MEPs vote down bid to thwart neonicotinoid ban

    The European Parliament’s environment committee voted overwhelmingly on Thursday against an attempt to block a near-complete ban on the use of three bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Products

    EU strikes deal on chemical law exemption

    Member states and MEPs have agreed to continue to exempt second-hand electronic items from an EU chemical law to curb hazardous waste ..
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    • Chemicals,General Policy

    EFSA rejects calls for stronger independence rules

    The European Food Safety Authority looks set to ignore repeated calls from MEPs and campaigners to tighten up its independence rules ..
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    BPA recognised as an endocrine disruptor

    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 ..
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    EU nanomaterial information website launched

    The European Chemicals Agency has set up a website to provide independent information to professionals and the public on nanomaterials ..
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    EU adopts new wave of chemical bans

    A dozen repro-toxic and carcinogenic substances will be phased out from the EU market within the next four years following the publication of the European ..
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    Commission dismisses MEPs’ concerns over glyphosate

    The European Commission dismissed the concerns of EU lawmakers over the safety of the herbicide glyphosate on Tuesday, arguing that its approval system “ensures the ..
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    Green farming rules escape Parliament veto

    The European Parliament supported a proposal for new green farming obligations in a narrow vote on Wednesday ..
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    Ministers give organic farming bill another chance

    Agriculture ministers agreed on Monday on a “final push” for a deal on EU-wide rules on organic farming, after a discussion that nevertheless laid bare ..
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    ECHA deems titanium dioxide a ‘suspected’ carcinogen

    Food additive titanium dioxide should be treated as a potential respiratory carcinogen, scientists from the European Chemicals Agency agreed on Friday, while rejecting a stricter ..
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    Flame retardant to be nominated for tighter controls

    Flame retardant Dechlorane Plus could be subjected to restrictions on its use and manufacture under the EU’s REACH chemicals regime following a proposal by the ..
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    • Chemicals,General Policy

    Greens take EFSA to court over glyphosate data

    The Greens have taken legal action in a bid to force the European Food Safety Authority to release data relating to non-public studies of glyphosate ..
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    Organic farming reform blocked by ‘minor’ differences

    The failure of European governments to agree on “minor points” on harmonising rules on organic produce could sink a reform bill after more than three ..
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