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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,Pollution,Nature

    EU executive urged to deliver environment chemical strategy

    Campaigners have called on the EU executive to publish an overdue 'strategy for a non-toxic environment' ahead of this year's European elections ..
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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,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

    EU court upholds neonicotinoids ban

    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 ..
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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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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,EU's Circular Economy

    EU agrees compromise on fertiliser chemicals ban

    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 ..
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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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