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    • Chemicals

    ECHA defends 'objectivity' of microplastics call

    The EU chemicals agency has defended the objectivity of a recent call for evidence after criticism from campaigners, but bosses at ECHA admitted it could ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals

    Cleaning services ecolabel launched

    The European Commission has adopted new ecolabel criteria for cleaning services that are intended to help consumers identify cleaning firms that have adopted greener practices ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging

    Call on EU to ban BPA in food packaging

    An environmental campaign group has reiterated its call for the EU to issue a full ban on bisphenol A in food packaging after the publication ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    EU tightens limits on BPA in food packaging

    New regulations imposing stricter limits on the use of BPA in food contact materials are set to come into force in September, the EU executive ..
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    • Chemicals

    EU drinking water rules to tackle BPA

    The EC is set to propose limits on bisphenol-A and two other known endocrine disruptors, as well as new provisions on microplastics, in an overhaul ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging,Packaging

    MEPs reject call to ban BPA in food packaging

    The European Parliament’s environment committee rejected on Thursday a motion calling for a ban on the endocrine disrupting chemical bisphenol-A in food packaging ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging

    MEPs moot ban on BPA in food packaging

    The European Parliament’s environment committee could call for an outright ban on the use of bisphenol-A in plastic food packaging when it votes on Thursday ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    Sweden to help SMEs replace hazardous chemicals

    The Swedish government is to set up a chemical substitution centre at the state-owned RISE research centre in Borås to help smaller companies to replace ..
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    • Chemicals,Markets & Corporate,Nature

    Agrifood monopoly 'threat to EU policy and environment'

    The EU should act against “underhand” lobbying tactics as monopolisation of the global agrifood industry threatens the environment and biodiversity, NGOs have warned ..
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    • Chemicals,Markets & Corporate

    NGOs raise alarm over ‘weaker’ global PFOA ban

    Industry involvement in drafting the EU’s evaluation of a global ban on the toxic substance PFOA could lead to a sweeping list of “unjustified” exemptions, ..
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    • Chemicals,Markets & Corporate,Nature

    Industrial food and farming ‘costing lives’

    Inadequate diets and environmental impacts resulting from modern food systems are making people sick and costing billions, a report has warned ..
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    • Chemicals,Markets & Corporate

    EP bars Monsanto as clock ticks on glyphosate

    Leaders of the European Parliament’s political groups agreed on Thursday to withdraw access for lobbyists from the US agrochemical giant Monsanto ..
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    • Chemicals,Products,Markets & Corporate

    EU urged to block Bayer-Monsanto deal as scrutiny mounts

    Campaigners and MEPs have renewed calls on Brussels to reject a proposed merger between pesticide makers Bayer and Monsanto following the launch of a competition ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Products

    BPA recognised as an endocrine disruptor

    EU experts have agreed to designate bisphenol A a human endocrine disruptor on top of its current repro-toxic classification, paving the way for an EU ..
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    • Chemicals

    Toxic substances found in fast food packaging

    One third of fast food packaging tested in five EU countries contained high levels of toxic fluorinated substances, European consumer groups have said ..
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