The European Chemicals Agency has compiled an inventory of over 400 chemicals widely added to plastics in a move to speed up risk assessments and ..
News 22 Feb 2019
MEPs and government delegates have agreed on reforms to the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation to bring Europe into line with the UN Stockholm Convention ..
News 20 Feb 2019
- Chemicals,Products,Markets & Corporate
An industry consortium has secured authorisation for the widespread use of chromium trioxide despite vocal opposition from environmental campaigners ..
News 19 Feb 2019
A coalition of more than 100 organisations has warned that a revision of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) could delay a 2027 deadline by ..
News 14 Feb 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 more disadvantaged of Europe’s citizens are the most exposed to the negative consequences of air pollution and other environmental issues, a new report finds ..
News 4 Feb 2019
- Climate,Pollution,Markets & Corporate,Nature
Investors in corporate bonds should be more assiduous in screening companies for their environmental and climate impact, campaigners said on Thursday as they published a ..
News 31 Jan 2019
Seven out of eight member states have failed to fully implement the EU’s ambient air quality (AAQ) directive, according to an audit report published on ..
News 31 Jan 2019
New proposals for restrictions on microplastics will be published by the end of the month, the European chemicals agency (ECHA) has said ..
News 18 Jan 2019
A German regulator has dismissed MEPs’ claims that it relied on chemical industry research in its evaluation of a licence renewal application for the systemic ..
News 15 Jan 2019
Dolls, modelling clay, slime, balls and balloons were among 290 toys found to contain illegal levels of toxics substances this year, according to an analysis ..
News 18 Dec 2018
Transport in Europe is costing more than €1trn a year through air pollution, carbon emissions and other ‘external costs’ largely met by society at large ..
News 17 Dec 2018
The current European Commission is not planning to produce a long awaited 'strategy for a non-toxic environment' before it leaves office, the head of its ..
News 6 Dec 2018
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Nature
An EU-wide study of water bodies near intensive livestock farms has revealed the presence of over 100 different plant and animal protection products, including several ..
News 30 Nov 2018
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) should be permitted in all recycled materials at concentrations of up to 500 parts per million, the EU Council has agreed ..
News 29 Nov 2018