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 ..
News 11 Jun 2019
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 ..
News 20 May 2019
Campaigners have called on the EU executive to publish an overdue 'strategy for a non-toxic environment' ahead of this year's European elections ..
News 13 Feb 2019
The European Parliament censured national governments and the EU executive on Tuesday over their failure to implement a 2009 directive on sustainable pesticide use ..
News 12 Feb 2019
- Chemicals,Products,Markets & Corporate
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 ..
News 6 Feb 2019
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 ..
News 21 Jan 2019
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
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 EU court has upheld a ban on three neonicotinoid pesticides that have been linked to drastic falls in populations of bees, dismissing cases brought ..
News 17 May 2018
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 ..
News 12 Apr 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