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 ..
News 18 May 2016
Most EU member states have backed calls to develop specific restrictions for contaminants in food contact materials, a recent European Parliament survey has found ..
News 13 May 2016
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 ..
News 27 Apr 2016
- Chemicals,The EU's Circular Economy package,Packaging,Packaging
New end-of-waste criteria should be established to help tackle hazardous substances in the circular economy, NGO Chemsec said on Wednesday ..
News 14 Apr 2016
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 ..
News 1 Apr 2016
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 ..
News 31 Mar 2016
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 ..
News 21 Mar 2016
- Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Products,The EU's Circular Economy package,Packaging
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 ..
News 7 Mar 2016
- Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Packaging,Packaging
Environmental group HEAL has urged the EU to regulate paper and board food contact materials (FCMs) as a priority. ..
News 18 Feb 2016
Member states have voted in favour of strengthening the hazard classification of BPA from suspected to presumed human reproductive toxicant ..
News 9 Feb 2016
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 ..
News 29 Jan 2016
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 ..
News 27 Jan 2016
The European Commission will propose a limit on the widely used endocrine-disrupting chemical BPA as a coating in metal food cans and screw caps, an ..
News 26 Jan 2016
Brussels will propose new legislation on BPA in food packaging next year in response to France’s restrictions on the endocrine-disrupting chemical ..
News 23 Nov 2015
More than 90 substances permitted in EU food packaging and other food-contact materials are potentially hazardous, says the Food Packaging Forum ..
News 7 Jul 2014