The Swedish government is to set up a chemical substitution centre at the state-owned RISE research centre in Borås to help smaller companies to replace ..
News 8 Nov 2017
Prosthetics have been used for hundreds of years but for much of that time had little technological development. That is all changing… ..
Comment 27 Oct 2017
The European Parliament voted on Tuesday to back a European Commission proposal to cut the level of cadmium permitted in fertilisers to 20mg per kilogramme ..
News 24 Oct 2017
French socialist MEP Eric Andrieu has urged the European Commission to postpone a decision on the fate of controversial herbicide glyphosate until after a European ..
News 4 Oct 2017
The Netherlands has proposed to amend the EU law on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to exempt plants produced using an array of new breeding techniques ..
News 19 Sep 2017
- Waste & Resources,Products,The EU's Circular Economy package
The EU needs to review its approach to the reuse, repair and refurbishment of ICT products, an industry association has said ..
News 8 Sep 2017
The European Commission adopted on Monday a set of scientific criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals in biocidal products, the EU executive said ..
News 4 Sep 2017
- Chemicals,Products,Markets & Corporate
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 ..
News 23 Aug 2017
- Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Products,The EU's Circular Economy package
The new EU green public procurement criteria for furniture published by the European Commission this week aim to prolong product lifespans and minimise waste ..
News 22 Aug 2017
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 ..
News 18 Aug 2017
EU member states adopted on Wednesday new rules forcing companies to curb the presence of acrylamide in food, with plans in the pipeline to set ..
News 20 Jul 2017
Harmonised EU rules on organic farming faced another setback on Monday as EU agriculture ministers, who had been expected to rubberstamp recently agreed legislation, dropped ..
News 18 Jul 2017
The EU court has dismissed demands by chemicals manufacturer BASF Grenzach to halt the implementation of a previous order to conduct animal tests to establish ..
News 17 Jul 2017
The European Parliament’s internal market committee rejected on Thursday the lead MEP’s bid to use the reform of the EU Fertilisers Regulation to water down ..
News 13 Jul 2017
- Waste & Resources,Products
EU ambitions to move to a circular economy could be boosted by increasing the use of refundable deposits to a range of items including mobile ..
News 12 Jul 2017