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  • EU Glass end of waste regulations

    The European Parliament has approved new Regulations that allow the point at which waste glass ceases to be waste to change. This is part of an on-going process to reduce the burdens caused by a product being waste – trans-boundary restrictions, transfer notes etc – by allowing waste that has been processed to a standard that equates to raw materials to then be moved as product. ...

  • New EU regulation for scrap exports

    A new European Regulation has been introduced to control exports of non-hazardous recyclable and recoverable ‘wastes’ from EU-27 member states to mostly non-OECD countries. It replaces the short-lived and controversial Regulation 801/2007 that entered force in July this year. The new (EC) No. 1418/2007 regulation affects EU exports of ferrous and non-ferrous metal scrap, recovered paper, ...


    By Recycling International

  • Proposed EU biocidal products regulation addresses nanomaterials

    On November 23, 2011, the European Union (EU) Council's committee of the permanent representatives of each member state (COREPER) approved the compromise agreement on the proposed EU biocidal products regulation that would repeal and replace the biocidal products Directive 98/8/EC. Under the compromise reached by the EU Council and the European Parliament (EP), biocides would be reviewed ...


    By Acta Group

  • Proposed EU Biocidal Products Regulation Addresses Nanomaterials

    On November 23, 2011, the European Union (EU) Council's committee of the permanent representatives of each member state (COREPER) approved the compromise agreement on the proposed EU biocidal products regulation that would repeal and replace the biocidal products Directive 98/8/EC. Under the compromise reached by the EU Council and the European Parliament (EP), biocides would be reviewed ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Framework Established for EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

    The European Union (EU) Parliament, Council and Commission have agreed upon a framework for an EU conflict minerals regulation. According to a press release from the European Parliament, a political understanding was reached on June 15th between the three groups. Until now, the primary roadblock has been a disagreement on mandatory due diligence for downstream companies, as well as ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • EU call for regulation of wood ash fertilisers

    Wood ash may not be an ideal fertiliser for the forest after all, according to new research, which found high natural levels of toxic trace elements in wood ash. In addition, the study showed that adding wood ash could affect the forest soils in such a way that toxic elements are more rapidly released into the receiving waters. Wood ash is a by-product of wood burning which is classed as a form ...

  • 13 Facts about the Conflict Minerals Regulation of the EU that you should know

    iPoint is happy to announce that we have published a document with answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Conflict Minerals regulation of the European Union. Download your free copy here: http://www.conflict-minerals.com/solution/background-resources/ On June 15, 2016, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council of the European Union reached a ...


    By iPoint-Systems GmbH

  • Chemicals risk assessment: evidence-evaluation methods analysed for nine EU regulations

    The use of two methods to systematise evidence-evaluation methods is reviewed in nine EU regulations dealing with chemicals risk assessment. The majority of frameworks were found to promote the use of ‘weight of evidence’ or ‘systematic review’-style approaches, but the study found a lack of structured, consistent and detailed guidance for these approaches. The researchers ...

  • Nearly 50 Texas companies to be impacted by EU chemical regulations

    More than 30 chemicals made or imported by companies in Texas – including Exxon Mobil, Shell, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Equistar – have been classified as dangerous by the European Union (EU). As a result, these companies will be directly affected by controls imposed under the EU's new chemicals regulation, concludes Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in a report released today, Across the Pond: ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Ozone Registration Group - EU Biocidal Products Regulation Ozone

    Under EU law the Biocidal Product Regulation requires both substance and product registration for ozone equipment. Four manufacturers of ozone equipment have joined forces to prepare and submit an active substance dossier for the approval of ozone. Since September 1st 2013 the Biocidal Product Regulation EU/528/2012 (BPR) is in force and is superseding the former Biocidal Product Directive ...

  • POPs have decreased significantly thanks to regulation, EU study reveals

    Quantities of dioxins and furans (PCDD/F), and hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), in air and water decreased significantly between 1990 and 2000, according to a recent study evaluating the effectiveness of regulations governing the release of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).  Modelling future scenarios suggest further decreases in these and other POPs through 2020. POPs are toxic substances that ...

  • EU council adopts updated cosmetics regulation requiring labeling of nanoscale ingredients

    The European Union (EU) Council approved an updated cosmetics regulation that would require cosmetic products that contain nanoscale ingredients to be labeled as such. The regulation would also require the manufacturers of new cosmetic products containing nanomaterials to notify the European Commission (EC) and provide certain information six months before the product is placed on the European ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Amnesty International calls for stronger conflict mineral regulations in EU

    Critics are calling on European policymakers to impose tougher rules to limit the import of conflict minerals, using their American counterparts as an example. “There’s good reason to believe European companies are profiting from mineral trades that are filling the pockets of abusive armed groups in resource-rich countries like Congo and ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Council adopts regulation amending EU emissions trading scheme

    The Council today adopted1 a regulation amending the EU Emissions trading scheme directive (2003/87/EC), in view of the implementation by 2020 of an international agreement applying a single global market-based measure to international aviation emissions (PE-CO S 18/14). Today's final adoption of the legislation by the Council follows an agreement reached at first reading with the European ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Nuclear safety in EU gets strong boost by commitment of nuclear regulators

    Nuclear safety regulators from all 27 EU Member States have reached agreement on steps to further strengthen nuclear safety, radioactive waste management and decommissioning arrangements in EU. These areas are under the jurisdiction of individual countries and as part of their continuous self improvement drive they are seeking better ways to learn from each other. At the meeting of the European ...


    By European Commission

  • Pew Urges Reforms to EU Deep-Sea Fishing Regulations

    The Pew Environment Group today encouraged the European Commission to implement significant reforms to EU deep-sea fishing regulations. The Commission is preparing to release its deep-sea access regime proposal before the end of the first quarter of 2012. In a new policy analysis, " ...

  • U.S. vs. EU Chemical Regulation: Harmony and Conflict between TSCA and REACH

    The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' Young Lawyers Division presented a fascinating webinar on June 23, 2015, on the key areas of alignment and non-alignment between the European Union's (EU) and the United States' approach to chemical management by exploring the EU's ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • U.S. vs. EU Chemical Regulation: Harmony and Conflict between TSCA and REACH

    The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' Young Lawyers Division presented a fascinating webinar on June 23, 2015, on the key areas of alignment and non-alignment between the European Union's (EU) and the United States' approach to chemical management by exploring the EU's ...


    By Acta Group

  • EU Amends Food Labeling Regulation Concerning Definition of Engineered Nanomaterials

    The December 19, 2013, Office Journal of the European Union includes an amendment to Regulation 1169/2011 concerning the provision of food information to consumers as regards the definition of engineered nanomaterials. Under the regulation, all ingredients present in the form of engineered nanomaterials must be ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EC welcomes adoption of feed regulation that will further strengthen food safety in the EU

    Farmers and pet owners will soon get better information on the feed they buy, a step that will further strengthen food safety in the EU, after the Council of Agriculture Ministers adopted today a regulation replacing the current legislation on marketing and the use of feed. The new legislation, based on a Commission proposal from 2008, considerably simplifies the existing procedures and it will ...


    By European Commission

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