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

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