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

Consultation on amendments to CLP regulation

EU Commission drafts amendments to Classification, Labeling and Packaging regulation to align with revisions of United Nations Globally Harmonized System

Opinion: recycled content mandates needed

Non-profit organization Reloop comments on EU Commission’s proposal for reduction of environmental impacts of single-use plastics, calls for setting recycled content mandates, high targets for recycling of beverage bottles, EU-wide deposit-refund schemes

Member States support restriction of 4 phthalates

EU Member States support proposal to restrict DEHP, DBP, DIBP, BBP in consumer articles; restriction will not cover food contact materials

EU environment committee votes on plastics strategy

EU Parliament’s Environment Committee supports EU Commission’s overall plans for plastics in circular economy, suggests further measures on microplastics, single-use plastics, hazardous chemicals

Opinion: FCMs must be included in EU phthalates restriction

European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and CHEM Trust call on EU Member States to extend proposed REACH restriction of phthalates DEHP, DBP, DIBP, BBP also to food contact materials

Consultation on EU roadmap for EDCs

EU Commission publishes roadmap for broader coverage of endocrine disruptors, plans activities in research, linking of science and regulation, cooperation, communication; stakeholder comments accepted until July 19, 2018

EU Environment Council wants safe water contact materials

EU environment ministers call for same level of safety for products in contact with drinking water as for materials in contact with food

ClientEarth: EU Commission delays decisions on chemicals

New study by ClientEarth finds that decisions by European Commission on use of substances of very high concern are ‘delayed unreasonably’ in most cases

ECHA classifies cyclic siloxanes as SVHCs

D4, D5 and D6 categorized as very persistent and very bioaccumulative; D4 also persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic; industry opposes to classification as substances of very high concern