EU report on evidence of EDCs

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

Policy briefing on chemical recycling

German MEP hosts event to discuss chemical recycling; regulatory and industry experts highlight its potential for plastics, caution stakeholders regarding open uncertainties and its appropriate use to meet recycling targets

BEUC election manifesto

European Consumer Organization (BEUC) releases EU Parliament elections manifesto, highlights elimination of consumer exposure to harmful chemicals as one of the key priorities for the new legislative period

Provisional agreement on EU food law

European Council and Parliament reach provisional agreement on revisions to EU General Food Law; aim to improve transparency and independence of risk assessments

EU agreement on single-use plastics

EU Council and Parliament provisionally agree on new Directive restricting several single-use plastic products, including cutlery, plates, straws, certain food and beverage containers

EU Parliament adopts general food law revisions

European Parliament votes to accept proposed regulatory changes to improve transparency; measures include speed-up of EFSA processes, common register of studies, criteria for confidential business information

How can EU reach ambitious recycling goals?

Special report by Euractiv discusses Europe’s new waste laws and how extended producer responsibility and deposit return schemes can help EU countries reach recycling targets

ECHA: Registrations must ‘reflect the most up-to-date knowledge’

European Chemicals Agency reminds companies of legal obligation to review and update REACH registration dossiers ‘when new information becomes available’

REACH debate at EU Parliament

Members of EU Parliament react to German study showing a third of REACH registrations non-compliant; calls for publicizing the list of infringing companies, more efficient dossier evaluation, stricter enforcement

EU Parliament adopts single-use plastics rules

EU Parliament adopts report on EU Commission’s proposal for regulation of certain single-use plastic articles contributing to marine litter