Green 10 manifesto

Green 10 coalition of environmental organizations identifies four priority areas ‘to promote a European Union that puts people and our planet first’

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

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

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

EDC strategy addressed at European Parliament

Members of EU Parliament, EU Commission and national government representatives, scientists, NGOs convene to discuss endocrine disruptors, call on EU Commission to update EDC strategy

Revised waste legislation adopted in the EU

European Council adopts revised waste legislation; rules define recycling targets, extended producer responsibility schemes

EU Parliament approves new waste policy

EU Parliament votes in favor of waste legislation package; 2030 recycling targets set at 60% for municipal waste and 70% for packaging; manufacturers to make information on SVHC content in products available to public