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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Nature

    Ministers to press EU executive for overdue ‘non-toxic environment’ plan

    Environment ministers are set to call on the European Commission to speed up work on chemicals policy, and demand delivery of an overdue ‘strategy for ..
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    • Chemicals,Products,Packaging

    EU faces rise in plastics incineration as UN shipment rules take effect

    Global rules hailed by campaigners as a weapon against the dumping of plastic waste on developing countries could have the unintended consequence of increasing incineration ..
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    • Chemicals,Markets & Corporate

    CJEU overrules lead chromates authorisation

    The Court of Justice of the European Union has banned the use of two substances used for road marking paints that are considered harmful to ..
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    • Chemicals

    ECHA issues further warning over missing chemicals safety data

    The European Chemicals Agency has issued fresh guidance to firms as its latest progress report shows “important safety information” was missing in three quarters of ..
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    • Chemicals,Products,Markets & Corporate

    Governments approve large scale use of 'banned' Chromium VI

    An industry consortium has secured authorisation for the widespread use of chromium trioxide despite vocal opposition from environmental campaigners ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    MEPs demand binding targets to cut pesticide use

    The European Parliament censured national governments and the EU executive on Tuesday over their failure to implement a 2009 directive on sustainable pesticide use ..
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    • Chemicals,Products,Markets & Corporate

    Chemical firms fear sustainable investment 'brown list’

    Lawmakers should take into account the indirect contribution chemicals firms make to climate action when drafting a European definition of 'sustainable' investment, industry representatives have ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Packaging

    MEPs urged to press EU executive on EDC strategy

    The pressure group Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) has called on lawmakers to push the EU executive to clarify its plans to limit the harm ..
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    • Chemicals,Markets & Corporate

    Chemicals regulator launches REACH compliance drive

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) urged companies on Tuesday to ensure the chemicals safety data they are required to submit is complete and up to ..
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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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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals

    Cleaning services ecolabel launched

    The European Commission has adopted new ecolabel criteria for cleaning services that are intended to help consumers identify cleaning firms that have adopted greener practices ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    Neonic vote tabled as EC rejects beet exemption

    The European Commission has said it will not consider an exemption for sugar beet production from a ban on neonicotinoid insecticides after announcing a vote ..
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