A European Parliament decision to grant greater public access to industry data on new food additives, pesticides and genetically modified organisms has been welcomed by ..
News 17 Apr 2019
A controversial requirement for the European Commission to consider the impact of regulation on innovative sectors is set to be included in the EU’s Horizon ..
News 21 Mar 2019
The control system used for organic products should be enhanced throughout the supply chain to boost consumer certainty, the European Court of Auditors says ..
News 14 Mar 2019
An advocate general has advised the EU Court of Justice to rule that the European system for the authorisation of pesticides is “sound” ..
News 12 Mar 2019
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
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
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
Campaigners are calling on delegates to a forthcoming REACH committee meeting to expand proposed restrictions on harmful chemicals in textiles in order to protect consumers ..
News 24 Apr 2018
Norway has added seven new substances to its official list of priority substances that pose a risk to human health or the environment ..
News 8 Mar 2018
The Swedish Chemicals Agency has reported 16 commodity importers to Sweden’s environmental prosecutor for failing to ensure that their products are safe to use ..
News 20 Feb 2018
An environmental NGO has submitted a complaint to a district court in Germany after a firm refused to stop selling “health-endangering” light bulbs ..
News 15 Feb 2018