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Bioeconomy development hampered by ‘financing gap’
Agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has acknowledged a lack of funding in Europe to help bioeconomy start-ups scale their operations beyond the pilot phase ..
9 Oct 2019
Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Products
Governments call for alignment of chemicals, products and waste legislation
EU environment ministers have called on the European Commission to present an EU strategy for a “non-toxic environment” aiming at a better alignment of chemicals, ..
7 Oct 2019
EU regulator prioritises BPA for toughest EU restrictions
Bisphenol-A is among 18 substances the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) says should be subject to prior authorisation ..
2 Oct 2019
Consumer groups hail new Ecodesign rules for household appliances
New EU requirements to make household appliances greener have been broadly welcomed by consumer groups, although a trade body has described some of the rules ..
1 Oct 2019
Governments agree to quadruple compliance checks on chemicals firms
National delegates on the REACH committee have agreed to increase the compliance check target for chemicals registration dossiers from 5% to 20%, following reports of ..
23 Sep 2019
EU court throws out challenge to BPA classification
The European Court of Justice has rejected an attempt to reverse the decision by the European Chemicals Agency identifying plastic additive bisphenol A as an ..
20 Sep 2019
Initial EU probe suggests no need for regulatory action on pesticide ‘cocktail’ effects
Consumer risk from the exposure of pesticides in combination is below the threshold that would justify regulatory action, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ..
17 Sep 2019
Toxicity study prompts renewed call for EU action on plastics
Researchers have found almost three quarters of a range of consumer products tested contained toxic chemicals that raised health concerns ..
17 Sep 2019
EU on track to phase out ozone-damaging chemicals
The consumption of Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) in the EU continued its downward trend in 2018, according to a report by the European Environment Agency ..
16 Sep 2019
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