9 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in December

Important deadlines relating to chemicals labelling, restriction of hazardous substances and chemicals, safety on ships, and the recast Electricity Directive are coming up in December

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EU trade deal will increase climate emissions from farming, report warns

The EU free trade agreement with the South American Mercosur bloc of countries will increase greenhouse emissions by a third for just eight agricultural commodities, according to NGO research


Forest sector calls for EU trade action to support decarbonisation

The EU should secure global market access for European forest products as part of the drive for carbon neutrality by 2050, forest industry bodies have said


Textiles fourth-largest cause of environmental pressure, EU agency reports

New research shows the average EU citizen consumes some 1.3 tonnes of raw materials and more than 100 cubic metres of water a year through the purchase of textiles in clothing and home furnishings


Regulators warn of 'communication failure' over hazardous chemicals

Most suppliers of consumer goods that contain substances of very high concern (SVHC) fail to provide 'sufficient information' about their presence to customers, a pilot study by European regulators has revealed


Proposed restrictions of lead in PVC ‘not protective enough’, say NGOs

Environment and consumer groups have called on EU member states to reject a proposal that would allow higher concentrations of lead in recycled PVC materials than virgin ones

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