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January 31, 2023
 

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Food contact materials revision set for lengthy delay
Food contact materials revision set for lengthy delay

30 Jan 2023

The European Commission only plans to “work towards” a proposal to revise the EU’s food contact materials rules from 2024, rather than present a text by the second quarter of this year as previously suggested.

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RELATED: Call for EU action after contaminants found in silicone cookware
 
 

Latest news

 
Chemicals lobby hails EU climate roadmap as step in right direction

Director general of the European Chemical Industries Council, Marco Mensink, has said a new ‘transition pathway’ for the sector provides much-needed “clarity”, but has warned that EU-based companies face huge challenges to stay competitive in a low-carbon economy.

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RELATED: European Commission presents ‘road map’ for green chemicals transition
 
Denmark leads the way in reducing reliance on fossil fuels

The share of fossil fuels in Denmark’s energy consumption mix fell from 81% to 57% between 2010 and 2021, the European Commission’s statistics department reported on Monday.

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RELATED: Coal here to stay without rapid renewables roll-out, RWE executive warns
 
 

In-depth

 
Legal comment: How a legal mistake led to titanium dioxide losing its carcinogenic classification
Legal comment: How a legal mistake led to titanium dioxide losing its carcinogenic classification

26 Jan 2023

The complex and unprecedented case is a rare instance of the EU’s General Court failing to defer to the European Commission.

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Case study: How an EU-funded project sought to cut the use of hazardous chemicals in the Baltics
Case study: How an EU-funded project sought to cut the use of hazardous chemicals in the Baltics

15 Dec 2022

An EU-funded project looked to engage with businesses in the Baltic states to improve REACH compliance and help them substitute the use of potentially dangerous chemicals with less harmful alternatives.

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RELATED: REACH reform receives green light from EU scrutiny board
 
 
Interview: Energy storage lobby chief on securing the green transition
Interview: Energy storage lobby chief on securing the green transition

27 Jan 2023

Patrick Clerens, secretary general of the European Association for Storage of Energy, discusses the EU’s response to US green subsidies, critical raw materials, and how the sector can help drive fossil fuels off the grid.

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RELATED: Interview: Head of fertiliser giant on meeting EU green goals
 
 
Blog: Why the green deal ‘will not fly’ without Copernicus investment
Blog: Why the green deal ‘will not fly’ without Copernicus investment

27 Jan 2023

With security worries taking centre stage at the EU space conference, Copernicus stakeholders shared concern that the satellite system will be left in the lurch, despite its role in monitoring climate action. Could the private sector fill the gaps?

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RELATED: Analysis: As Europe experiences record temperatures, are lawmakers feeling the heat?
 
 

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Political groups divide up latest green files Read More
 
Interview: Chemours advanced materials head on green hydrogen ambitions Read More
 
Interview: Head of fertiliser giant on meeting EU green goals Read More
 
ECJ restricts use of emergency pesticide authorisations Read More
 
LEAK: Heavy vehicle CO2 standards set to be unchanged until 2030 Read More
 
 

Web Picks

 
Time and further regulatory clarification on sustainable finance framework needed to address greenwashing risk, not new rules - Insurance Europe
 
Pressure mounts to remove polluters, not just oil exec, from UN climate talks - CISDE
 
Italy's Eni signs $8 billion gas deal with Libya - Reuters
 
 

Document Watch

 
Eurelectric letter to Commissioner Simson on the Spanish Non-Paper - Eurelectric
 
Ecologically unequal exchanges driven by EU consumption - Nature
 
European Bioplastics’ position on the upcoming revision of the EU rules on food contact materials - European Bioplastics
 
 
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