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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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    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,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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    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,Products

    Sweden to help SMEs replace hazardous chemicals

    The Swedish government is to set up a chemical substitution centre at the state-owned RISE research centre in Borås to help smaller companies to replace ..
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    • Chemicals,Markets & Corporate,Nature

    Industrial food and farming ‘costing lives’

    Inadequate diets and environmental impacts resulting from modern food systems are making people sick and costing billions, a report has warned ..
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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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    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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    • Chemicals,Markets & Corporate,Packaging,Packaging

    Germany proposes EU restrictions to improve diisocyanate safety

    New EU marketing and packaging restrictions should be applied to 19 chemicals used to make polyurethane-based products, German authorities have recommended ..
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