European Parliament calls for reduced material use, better ecodesign

European Parliament approves report calling for European Commission to adopt binding targets and expanded EcoDesign Directive within Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), aims to reduce overall consumption and material use; proposes solutions to problems of higher prices for recycled materials and low availably of high-quality recycled materials

European Parliament passes resolution on chemicals strategy

Calls for ‘one substance – one hazard assessment’ principle, specific provisions for endocrine disrupting chemicals in food contact materials to be treated similar to substances that are carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic to reproduction

ENVI committee adopts resolution on chemicals strategy

Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee of European Parliament passes resolution calling for upcoming chemicals strategy to fully apply precautionary and polluter-pays principles; resulting legislation should address and minimize endocrine disrupting and other hazardous chemicals in products including food packaging and recycled materials

Single-use plastics directive coming into force

EU’s single-use plastics directive now published in the Official Journal of the EU

Report on latest European EDC developments

EU Parliament publishes paper providing an overview of recent developments related to endocrine disrupting chemicals at the European level

Study calls for identical management of EDCs

Study commissioned by EU Parliament recommends identical management of endocrine disrupting chemicals across sectors within the EU, calls for total prevention of human exposure, prioritizes six key research areas

EU Parliament calls for swift action on EDCs

Resolution passes in EU Parliament calling for EU Commission to act swiftly to ensure human and environmental protection from endocrine disrupting chemicals; specifically calls for revising regulation on food contact materials no later than June 2020

EU parliament approves food law revisions

EU Parliament votes to approve revisions to the EU’s General Food Law; next step for Council of Ministers to formally approve text before entering into force

EU Parliament bans certain single-use plastics

European Parliament agrees on measures to ban specific single-use plastics in EU by 2021, sets targets for bottle collection and recycled content, extends producer responsibility and labeling

EU report on evidence of EDCs

EU Parliament committee releases report reviewing scientific evidence of endocrine disruption, exposure, associated effects and health costs