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    • Climate,Chemicals

    Governments agree stronger ozone enforcement

    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 ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging

    Chemicals panel urged to block chromium VI authorisations

    Environmental groups have urged government delegates to reject European Commission proposals to authorise the use of restricted, carcinogenic chromium compounds ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Packaging

    MEPs back tighter limits on POPs

    Concentration limits for persistent organic pollutants in consumer products should be tightened, the European Parliament’s environment committee has agreed, but campaigners remain concerned ..
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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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    • 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

    EU use of ozone-depleting chemicals continues to fall

    The consumption of ozone-depleting chemicals in Europe fell by 13% in 2016 compared to the previous year, the European Environment Agency said on Thursday ..
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    • Chemicals

    EU to review ozone depleting chemical controls

    The European Commission has begun an evaluation of the effectiveness of the EU law on substances that deplete the ozone layer, the ODS Regulation, which ..
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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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    • 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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