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    • Chemicals

    ECHA consults on authorisation for bisphenol A

    Permission would be needed to use or market one of Europe’s most widely-used organic chemicals, alongside 17 others, under plans published on Wednesday by the ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Paris Agreement

    Call to launch Paris-style deal on waste and chemicals

    Sweden’s minister for environment Karolina Skog has launched an international high-level alliance to help facilitate a global deal on chemicals and waste ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Chemicals

    Green groups: More work needed on UK’s Brexit position

    Green groups have criticised the UK government’s white paper setting out its negotiating position for Brexit talks with the EU, claiming it leaves key questions ..
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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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    • Climate,Chemicals,Pollution

    Chemicals sector calls for research push to decarbonise

    A hydrogen-focused innovation programme could help the EU chemical sector overcome environmental challenges and become carbon-neutral by 2050, industry lobby Cefic said on Wednesday ..
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    • Climate,Chemicals,Pollution

    Council moves to ratify UN deals on HFCs, air pollutants

    The EU is ready to ratify the Kigali Amendment that adds hydrofluorocarbons to the list of substances controlled under the Montreal Protocol after the EU ..
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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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    • Climate,Chemicals

    Is the UK planning to cut environmental standards?

    Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has raised the stakes in the forthcoming talks by linking future UK environmental standards to the success of a ..
    Analysis
    • 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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