Many plastic products, including children's toys, contain potentially dangerous levels of controlled chemicals due a loophole in EU legislation, according to a report ..
News 16 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
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
- Waste & Resources,Chemicals,EU's Circular Economy
Member states have approved a Bulgarian EU presidency compromise proposal to avert a de facto ban on the use of industrial by-products as component materials ..
News 23 Mar 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
- Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Products,EU's Circular Economy
The new EU green public procurement criteria for furniture published by the European Commission this week aim to prolong product lifespans and minimise waste ..
News 22 Aug 2017
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 ..
News 16 Jun 2017
One third of fast food packaging tested in five EU countries contained high levels of toxic fluorinated substances, European consumer groups have said ..
News 10 Mar 2017
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 ..
News 17 Feb 2017