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Commission targets 50% cut in pesticide use by 2030

The European Commission has presented a legal proposal to halve the use of chemical pesticides by the end of this decade, making good on a central commitment in its farm-to-fork strategy for... Read more

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POPs: Deal reached on limits of harmful ‘forever chemicals’ in waste

The value limits of a number of harmful chemicals ending up in waste will be further restricted and new chemicals will be added to the list of regulated substances, under an agreement on the revision of the 2019 POPs regulation reached on Monday evening by the European Parliament and Council negotiators.

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Commission seeks to reassure ministers about proposed pesticide cuts

Health commissioner Stella Kyriakides has urged member states to stick to their commitment to cut the use of pesticides after 18 agriculture ministers endorsed a statement calling for more flexibility in the Commission’s upcoming proposal.

Chemicals

ECHA adds another chemical to candidate list for prohibition

The European Chemicals Agency’s list of substances of very high concern grew to 224 on Friday when the EU regulator announced the addition of a compound used in producing polymers and other chemicals, textiles, and the treatment of leather and fur.

Land

European Commission moots pesticide ban in public places and nature reserves

The EU executive is considering prohibiting the use of all pesticides in parks, playgrounds and “ecologically sensitive areas such as Natura 2000 sites”, and “will not hesitate” to outlaw glyphosate if justified by science, health commissioner Stella Kyriakides has said.

Land

MEPs and Council strike deal on pesticides reporting

EU member states will have to collect annual data on the use of pesticides, fertilisers and antimicrobials from 2028 under new rules agreed by the European Parliament and Council on Thursday.

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