Press Release: Impacts of the circular economy transition in Europe – Circular Impacts final conference

The transition from a linear economy to a more circular one requires systemic changes involving a wide range of actors and sectors. Such a large scale transformation of markets will have impacts on industries, value chains and, in turn, on economies. Improving the evidence base about these impacts can help policy-makers decide on priorities and weigh potential policy options against each other. It can also contribute to achieving a better integration of the circular economy in strategic policy processes such as the European Semester.

Blog Post by Commissioner Vella: Ahead of G7 Environment meeting in Halifax Canada, EU staff show their personal commitment to our ocean

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Agenda: EP PEST Committee Meeting (27 September 2018)

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Public Consultation: Fitness Check of the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive

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Vice-President Katainen’s speech at the joint debate: Plastics Strategy and chemical, product and waste legislation – European Parliament Plenary, Strasbourg, 12 September 2018

“The goal is simple: to ensure that, by 2030, all plastic packaging is reusable or recyclable, that more than half of EU plastic waste is recycled (today it is only 30%), and that demand for recycled plastics in Europe grows at least four-fold (today only 6% of the plastics used in products put on the EU market come from recycling). To support innovation in this field and guide future funding decisions, the Commission will develop a Strategic Research Innovation Agenda for Plastics. In the meantime, and by 2020, Horizon 2020 will have invested more than 350 million euros in plastics innovation.”

Targeted public consultation on harmonised classification and labelling (CLP)

The proposal for the harmonised classification and labelling of hexyl 2-(1-(diethylaminohydroxyphenyl)methanoyl)benzoate; hexyl 2-[4-(diethylamino)-2-hydroxybenzoyl]benzoate (EC 443-860-6; CAS 302776-68-7), submitted by Germany, was subject to a public consultation which ended on 12 January 2018. On 4 September 2018, additional information (experimental studies) was submitted relating to the aquatic toxicity of the substance.

Public consultation on harmonised classification and labelling (CLP)

ECHA is looking for comments on the harmonised classification and labelling proposals for 2-phenoxyethanol (EC 204-589-7; CAS 122-99-6). The substance is mainly used as an active substance in biocidal products and as an ingredient of various industrial, professional and consumer products including cosmetics and personal care products, laboratory chemicals, lubricants and greases, metal working fluids, polymers, coating products and inks and toners. It has an existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP.

Public consultation on proposed restriction of eight substances found in granules and mulches on sports pitches and playgrounds (REACH)

The Netherlands has submitted a proposal to restrict the placing on the market of granules and mulches containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) above a set concentration limit for use as infill material in synthetic turf pitches or in loose form on playgrounds and in sports applications.

Official Journal (L Series): Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1251 of 18 September 2018 not approving empenthrin as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 18

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Consultation – ECHA: Have your say: how does your company deal with chemicals in consumer articles? (REACH)

The German Environment Agency (UBA) is running a survey until 30 September 2018 for suppliers of consumer articles under the EU LIFE project AskREACH. The project helps companies inform consumers about harmful substances in their articles, such as furniture, textiles, toys, household goods and electric appliances.

Agenda: Working Party on Plant Health (Roosendaal Group)(2 October 2018)

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Results of the ENVI Coordinators’ meetings in 2018

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Event: 2nd Conference on REACH, CLP and Biocides Enforcement (13 November 2018)

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Hazardous substances in electrical/electronic equipment – evaluation of restrictions

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Pesticide approval – new criteria for endocrine-disrupting active substances

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Reply to National Parliament Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments’ Opinions – reply to the Sénat (BE) – COM(2016)350

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Press Release: MEPs propose ways to boost plastics recycling

Incentives to collect marine litter at sea, new EU-wide standards and definitions for biodegradability and compostability, and a complete EU ban on oxo-degradable plastic by 2020 are among the proposals set out in the non-binding draft resolution, adopted on Thursday with 597 votes to 15 and 25 abstentions.

Amendment to Impl. Reg. (EU) No 844/2012 to adapt the renewal procedure in view of the new criteria for ED properties

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Press Release: People and Planet: Central Asia calls for International Solidarity

Resolving the legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia has become urgent. The countries with the support of the EU call for prompt and further action. The unprecedented release of toxic and radioactive waste must be prevented not only for the well-being of the local population, but also to avoid that the breadbasket of Central Asia: the Fergana valley is being polluted. This densely populated area in Central Asia is of crucial significance for the development of the region.

Pesticide (biocide) health and environmental testing – reallocation of UK role after Brexit

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Amendments: EP ITRE Committee on Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

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