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PFHxA to be restricted in the EU following vote of Member States

Mar-07-2024 PFAS Restricted substances

At a meeting of the European Commission’s REACH Committee on 29 February 2024, EU Member States voted in favour of a Commission Regulation restricting perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA), its salts and r...

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Breakthrough Agreement to Ensure Cleaner Air in the EU

Feb-28-2024 Built environment Member State

On 20 February 2024, negotiators from both the Parliament and the Council reached a preliminary political agreement focused on ensuring cleaner air within the EU. The overall objective is ambitious ye...

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EU Co-Legislators Pave the Way for Tougher Measures against Ship Pollution

Feb-28-2024 Built environment Hazardous waste

EU co-legislators reached a preliminary agreement on 15 February 2024 to update and strengthen fortify EU rules addressing pollution from ships navigating European waters. The agreement emphasizes the...

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ECHA Publishes Guidance to Protect Bees from Biocides

Feb-28-2024 Biocides Plant Protection Products (PPP)

On 14 February 2024, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published a comprehensive guidance document (Guidance on the assessment of risks to bees from the use of biocides) aimed at improving the prot...

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Lithuania Moves to Amend Chemical Management Laws for Enhanced Safety and Environmental Protection 

Feb-28-2024 POPs European Commission

The Lithuanian government has taken a significant step towards amending the country's chemical management laws, to strengthen safety and environmental protection measures related to chemicals and chem...

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EU Launches Consultation on BPA and Other Bisphenols in Food Contact Materials

Feb-28-2024 Bisphenol A FCM Product restrictions / prohibitions

On 9 February 2024, the European Commission announced a four-week consultation on a draft regulation aimed at strengthening the restriction of bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials (FCMs) and ar...

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European Union Takes Steps to Phase Out Dental Amalgam

Feb-23-2024 Mercury Product restrictions / prohibitions

On 8 February 2024, negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional political agreement on the phasing out of dental amalgam. The agreement is in line with the European ...

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