EU Parliament adopts drinking water report

EU Parliament adopts report on EU Commission’s proposal for revision of drinking water directive; increased use of tap water for drinking expected to reduce littering by plastic bottles

EU Parliament debates single-use plastics

EU Parliament debates directive on reducing marine litter from plastics, including restrictions for specific single-use plastic products; final vote scheduled for October 24, 2018

Opinion: Loopholes in proposed EU laws for single-use plastics

Rethink Plastic alliance of NGOs warns that definition of single-use items is ‘too narrow,’ allowing to avoid bans or reduction measures by marketing them as reusable; NGOs deliver petition to EU Parliament ahead of vote on single-use plastics regulation on October 22, 2018

ENVI adopts EU bans on single-use plastics

EU Parliament’s Environment and Public Health Committee adopts draft EU directive on polluting single-use plastics and marine litter; European Parliament (EP) publishes key facts about plastic in the oceans, informs about the impact of litter and actions for reduction

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