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Industry demands pause on rollout of hazardous waste database

Industry demands pause on rollout of hazardous waste database

A coalition of 40 manufacturing industry organisations has urged the European Commission to put the brakes on a new EU chemicals database requiring suppliers selling products containing hazardous... Read more

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‘Forever chemicals’: EFSA slashes PFAS exposure limits

The European Food Safety Authority has set a new safety threshold for four of the most commonly found ‘forever chemicals’ that goes well below the limit it had proposed earlier this year

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Reduce consumption of medicines to cut environmental damage, say MEPs

Europeans need to cut the amount of medication they consume, while physicians and manufacturers should also adopt more responsible practices to reduce their impact on the environment, according to a resolution made by the European Parliament today

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‘Fix the gaps’ in EDC regulation, says ClientEarth

The EU’s failure to properly protect people from endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) threatens its attempts at ‘green diplomacy’ and requires structural change in current regulations, according to environmental law group ClientEarth

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Health impacts of plastic ‘undeniable’, says report

‘Toxic substances are at the root of plastics production and processing, and they represent an essential barrier to the sustainable transition that the world urgently needs’, says a report published this week by a Brussels-based NGO

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Bio-based chemicals’ market share doubles in a decade

Bio-based industries such as paper, bioenergy, textiles and pharmaceuticals contributed €750bn to the EU economy in 2017, up €50bn in a year, according to an industry group

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