The first continent-wide assessment of the chemical properties of EU soils reveals high levels of phosphorus in agricultural soils.
Soil is the very basis for the food we grow as well as for the production of feed, textiles, wood and other materials. It provides us with clean water, hosts biodiversity, recycles nutrients, regulates climate and is part of our landscapes and cultural heritage. Soil is important for our well-being and the balance of ecosystems in our planet.
Press release in French.
On 10 December 2019, BSI, FESI – and WWF Germany are organising a joint policy event in Brussels, where first results of the TextileMission project will be presented by its partner organisations. The event also aims to stimulate further European wide research, in order to initiate additional EU project funding for the synthetic related microplastic problem.
Two guidance documents have been updated with advice for companies preparing registration dossiers that cover nanoforms. The documents help registrants in fulfilling new legal requirements for nanomaterials that apply from 1 January 2020.
ECHA has published a list of over 21 000 REACH registered substances mapped in its ‘chemical universe’. The substances have been divided into five pools based on the regulatory actions in place, initiated or considered for them. It also highlights that there are still thousands of substances for which possible actions have not yet been determined.