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    MEPs support specific EDC criteria for food contact materials

    MEPs at the environment committee have voted strongly in favour of creating specific criteria to prevent endocrine disrupting chemicals from entering food contact materials ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    European Parliament condemns EDC criteria delay

    MEPs have formally criticised the European Commission’s delay in publishing criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging,Packaging

    ENVI MEPs demand action on EDCs in food packaging

    Environment MEPs have called on the European Commission to confirm criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals to address risks posed by their presence in food ..
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    • Chemicals,Products,COP21: climate crunch,Packaging,Packaging,Paris Agreement

    Chemicals law check tied to circular economy

    The European Commission’s fitness check of EU chemicals legislation will underpin the chemicals dimension of the circular economy strategy, according to a roadmap document published ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Packaging,Packaging

    Member states back tightening of FCM rules

    Most EU member states have backed calls to develop specific restrictions for contaminants in food contact materials, a recent European Parliament survey has found ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature,Packaging

    New evidence sees EU review BPA risk

    The European Food Safety Authority has launched a review of the toxicity of bisphenol A for the immune system after the Netherlands warned that current ..
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    • Chemicals,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging,Packaging

    Chemicals campaign urges new ‘end-of-waste’ rules

    New end-of-waste criteria should be established to help tackle hazardous substances in the circular economy, NGO Chemsec said on Wednesday ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Packaging

    EC proposes new addition to Stockholm Convention

    The European Commission has proposed that the EU should call for octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane, also known as D4, to be regulated under the Stockholm Convention on persistent ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging,Packaging

    Draft law sets limit on BPA in food materials

    The EU will adopt a new regulation in September introducing strict new limits on BPA in materials that come into contact with food to protect ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging,Packaging

    Industry echoes NGO calls for EU-wide food packaging rules

    Industry bodies have called for EU-wide requirements for food contact materials such as ink, coatings and paper, mirroring similar demands from NGOs earlier this year ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Products,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging

    Strong support for circular economy ecodesign at Council

    Product design rules that promote durability, repairability and reusability should be a top priority for the EU’s circular economy strategy, a large number of environment ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Packaging,Packaging

    NGO calls for paper packaging regulation

    Environmental group HEAL has urged the EU to regulate paper and board food contact materials (FCMs) as a priority. ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging,Packaging

    BPA toxicity classification strengthened

    Member states have voted in favour of strengthening the hazard classification of BPA from suspected to presumed human reproductive toxicant ..
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    • Chemicals,Products,Packaging,Packaging

    Improved testing of food contact materials mooted

    Safety assessment of substances used in food contact materials should be strengthened, including through introducing mandatory genotoxicity testing, the European Food Safety Authority has said ..
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    EU food contact material rules under scrutiny

    MEPs and the European Commission are both examining how the EU’s patchy regulation of food contact materials could be improved, a European Parliament workshop heard ..
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