ECHA has submitted a recommendation to the European Commission to amend Authorisation List (Annex XIV of REACH) entries by adding the endocrine disrupting properties of four phthalates. Once the Commission decides on the amendment, some previously exempted uses will require authorisation.
Update – the Main Results are now available.
Agenda items include a debate on the state of play on own resources, an exchange of views on the presentation of the Presidency Work Programme, adoption of the Council Recommendation on the appointment of the President of the European Central Bank, adoption of the Country-Specific Recommendations for the European Semester, and information from the Netherlands delegation on aviation taxation and carbon pricing.
Two in 5 Europeans take a personal interest in food safety and only 1 in 5 say it is their main concern when choosing food. For most Europeans it is one of several factors – together with price, taste, nutrition and food origin – that influence their eating habits and food choices.
Building up on the success of 2019 with more than 275 visitors, Petcore Europe is happy to invite to its 2020 conference over two days in a spacious venue in the heart of Brussels.
The first day is dedicated to the perspectives and strategy of the PET value chain and EU legislation followed by a networking drink and dinner. The second day focuses on the latest challenges, trends and solutions in collection, sorting & recycling as well as circularity & sustainability issues.
Plastic is the ubiquitous material of our age and has become indispensable in food packaging. Plastic has changed our lives for the better, but it is not disposable. Today, plastic threatens the oceans — microplastics are being identified throughout marine animals — and after decades of intensive use plastic has started changing the world’s environment – for the worse.
Updated: The voting results are now available.
The EU is cracking down on plastic pollution. The Council today adopted a directive which introduces new restrictions on certain single-use plastic products.
The formal adoption of the new rules by the Council today is the final step in the procedure.
The Council of the EU today adopted the ambitious measures proposed by the Commission to tackle marine litter coming from the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on European beaches, as well as abandoned fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastics.