No-deal Brexit to leave UK without green watchdog for two years: report

By |februar 1st, 2019|Chemicals (REACH), News, REACH|

A no deal departure from the EU in March would leave Britain without oversight of key energy and environment problems until at least 2021, a think-tank warned on Thursday (31 January). EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.

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In breach of REACH: Europe’s chemical dieselgate

By |oktober 24th, 2018|Chemicals (REACH), News|

The European Union cannot keep turning a blind eye to the flood of illegal chemicals, writes Bart Staes.

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32% of chemicals non-compliant with EU rules

By |oktober 16th, 2018|chemical safety, Chemicals, Chemicals (REACH), News, REACH|

A third of chemicals do not comply with European Union rules due to insufficient toxicological data. EURACTIV France’s media partner the Journal de l’environnement reports.

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EU circular economy’s REACH for the stars

By |marec 8th, 2018|Chemicals (REACH), Karmenu Vella, News, REACH, recycling|

As the EU doubles down on its waste management efforts and sets its sights on tackling plastic waste, the idea of a circular economy and internal market for recycling is gathering momentum. But it will not be an easy task for lawmakers or industry to r...

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Four reasons EU institutions should and must share more information on harmful chemicals

By |januar 12th, 2018|Chemicals, Chemicals (REACH), ECHA, News, REACH|

It is no surprise that key information on harmful chemicals originally lies in the hands of industry alone. But just because it starts with industry, does not mean it should be left there, writes Apolline Roger.

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Departing ECHA boss: ‘I don’t see myself joining a big lobby group’

By |oktober 11th, 2017|Chemicals (REACH), Geert Dancet, News|

Geert Dancet, the executive director of the Helsinki-based European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), will retire at the end of the year. In a wide-ranging interview with EURACTIV, he comes back over the EU’s sometimes excruciating efforts to bring the powerful European chemical industry into line.

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EU leaps forward in attempt to ban carcinogens at work

By |julij 12th, 2017|cancer, Chemicals (REACH), News|

After more than ten years of inaction, European lawmakers have taken the first step to update EU laws related to the prevention of occupational cancers that are believed to cause 100,000 deaths every year. Trade unions hailed the EU’s decision, which ended years of stalemate.

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EU experts agree on criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals in pesticides

By |julij 5th, 2017|Chemicals (REACH), Endocrine disruptors, News|

Experts from the 28 EU member states approved on Tuesday (4 July) a proposed list of criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in plant protection products – a move presented by the European Commission as a step towards a broader regulatory system for similar chemicals used in cosmetics, toys and food packaging.

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Workplace cancer prevention must be extended to reprotoxic substances

By |marec 30th, 2017|cancer, Chemicals (REACH), Endocrine disruptors, News|

Putting more than 10 years of paralysis behind it, the European Commission finally launched a revision of the directive on the prevention of occupational cancers in May 2016. Lawmakers can now address reprotoxic substances in the workplace, writes Laurent Vogel.

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