EU Parliament supports plastics strategy

European Parliament votes to approve Commission’s plastics strategy, adopts resolution on hazardous chemicals and recycling

EU Parliament discusses plastics strategy and directive

European Parliament to vote on EU Commission’s plastics strategy on September 13, 2018; vote on single-use plastics directive planned for October 2018

Stakeholder workshop on FCM evaluation

DG SANTE holds first stakeholder meeting on evaluation of EU FCM legislation, September 24, 2018, in Brussels; meeting agenda, background information online; webstream available

EU authorization of PET recycling for FCMs coming soon

Euractiv article discusses imminent authorization of plastic recycling processes for food contact by EU Commission; concerns about chemical contamination and migration remain; adoption foreseen by end of 2018

Lawyers analyze EU Commission’s transparency proposal

Environmental law organization ClientEarth suggests ‘significant amendments’ to EU Commission’s proposed regulation to improve transparency in food-related risk assessment

Packaging industry questions EU single-use plastics directive

European Organization for Packaging and the Environment and other packaging associations comment on proposed EU directive on single-use plastics, express concern over directive’s quality and impact on internal market

Industry opposes update of phthalate authorization

European Plasticisers deems inclusion of endocrine disrupting properties of DEHP, DBP, BBP, DIBP in Authorization List ‘unnecessary overregulation’ that will put ‘excessive burdens’ on industry

Consultation on chemical, product, waste legislation

EU Commission opens consultation and survey on interface between chemical, product, and waste legislation with regard to EU Plastics strategy

EC’s proposal undermines EDC bans

EU Commission proposes changing derogation conditions for endocrine disrupting pesticides from ‘negligible exposure’ to ‘negligible risk’; this undermines hazard-based approach of pesticide legislation, NGOs say, calling for transparent discussion involving EU Parliament and Council

NGOs comment on EC’s roadmap for EDCs

Health and Environment Alliance calls on EU Commission to include actions aimed at exposure reduction into its roadmap for EU framework on EDCs; CHEM Trust requests addressing EDCs across all EU legislations