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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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    • 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

    Greens head to court over EU glyphosate licence

    The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is seeking cross-party support to launch an appeal at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against the recent ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    NGOs launch legal actions over glyphosate safety

    The European Food Safety Authority has rejected allegations of fraud and wilfully endangering the public after glyphosate campaigners launched legal bids in five European states ..
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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,General Policy

    Greens take EFSA to court over glyphosate data

    The Greens have taken legal action in a bid to force the European Food Safety Authority to release data relating to non-public studies of glyphosate ..
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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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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Brussels authorises uses of hazardous chemicals

    The European Commission has authorised four hazardous chemicals that already are or will be banned in the EU for uses such as packaging and electroplating ..
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    • Chemicals

    EU court backs disclosure of pesticides information

    The EU Court of Justice has ruled that information requests on pesticides should be granted across the bloc and cannot be rejected on grounds of ..
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    • Chemicals,Markets & Corporate

    Commission faces legal challenge over green light for ‘toxic’ paints

    The European Commission is facing a legal challenge following a decision to permit a Canadian company to use paints containing “toxic pigments” in the EU ..
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    • Chemicals,Markets & Corporate,Packaging,Packaging

    Germany proposes EU restrictions to improve diisocyanate safety

    New EU marketing and packaging restrictions should be applied to 19 chemicals used to make polyurethane-based products, German authorities have recommended ..
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