Information on chemicals in products for clean circular economy

NGOs respond to EU Commission consultation on chemicals, products and waste in the circular economy; call for EU information system disclosing substances of concern in products

France publishes EDC lists

French ecology and agriculture ministers publish lists of biocides and pesticides suspected to contain endocrine disruptors

EDC criteria for biocides progressing

EU Member States hold final discussion on criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the field of biocidal products; Commission to adopt proposed criteria soon

Rethink plastic‘s open letter to EU Commission

Rethink plastic NGO alliance sends open letter to EU Commission, asks for a ‘strong and harmonized EU legislation’ within EU Strategy on Plastics

Suggestion for EU FCM regulatory change

Koni Grob of the Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich publishes two articles proposing a new approach to FCM regulation in the EU; key elements are improved compliance work by industry thanks to better enforcement and dedicated database of approved substances and materials

EFSA working group on FCMs: 25th meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on FCMs now available online

EC’s proposal for regulating printed FCMs

EU Commission publishes proposal for new regulatory approach for Union measure on printed FCMs, discussed during May 2017 meeting of working group on FCMs with Member States

PFHxS added to Candidate List

European Chemicals Agency adds perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) to candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHC); updates entries for BPA and four phthalates to include endocrine disrupting properties for human health

Further reactions to EU EDC criteria adoption

Denmark and Sweden maintain that EDC criteria require too high burden of proof; France promises tougher national controls on EDCs; Endocrine Society calls on EU Parliament to ‘gather input’ from endocrine scientists

EU Member States adopt EDC criteria

EU Member States vote in favor of European Commission-proposed criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the field of plant protection products; both industry and NGOs view adopted criteria as ‘flawed,’ call on European Parliament to veto the proposal