EU member states are “fully on track” to reduce emissions of fluorinated gases in line with the Kigali Amendment, which came into force on 1 ..
News 3 Jan 2019
World governments have unanimously agreed to strengthen enforcement of the UN Montreal Protocol to phase out ozone depleting substances (ODS) after an unexpected rise in ..
News 12 Nov 2018
Environmental groups have urged government delegates to reject European Commission proposals to authorise the use of restricted, carcinogenic chromium compounds ..
News 22 Oct 2018
- Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Packaging
Concentration limits for persistent organic pollutants in consumer products should be tightened, the European Parliament’s environment committee has agreed, but campaigners remain concerned ..
News 11 Oct 2018
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 ..
News 6 Sep 2018
- Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Paris Agreement
Sweden’s minister for environment Karolina Skog has launched an international high-level alliance to help facilitate a global deal on chemicals and waste ..
News 18 Jul 2018
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 ..
News 13 Jul 2018
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 ..
News 11 Jun 2018
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 ..
News 9 Mar 2018
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 ..
News 14 Feb 2018
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 ..
News 31 Jan 2018
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 ..
News 11 Jan 2018
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 ..
News 9 Jan 2018