IEU Environment Telegram 24 May 2018

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY: 

  • Sewage treatment plants can do better to close the circular economy loop: resources recovered by only 40% of Italian plants - EU Commission +++ 
  • The economic impact of reducing food waste in Germany, Poland and Spain +++ 
  • Governments need to act to encourage plastic recycling markets, says OECD +++ 
  • Subject files - European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ 

AIR QUALITY

  • Cities will be able to properly enforce their air quality policies at EU level, say S&Ds
  • EU Commission Answer - Cross-border air pollution between Member States - E-001674/2018

RISK ANALYSIS

  • Putting risk analysis and technology assessment (RATA) into practice to support technology development - EU Commission

HEAVY METALS

  • Environmental pressures from industry’s heavy metal pollution decreasing - EEA
  • PAH
  • Incinerating nano-enabled thermoplastics linked to increased PAH emissions and toxicity

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the alignment of reporting obligations in the field of environment policy and thereby amending Directives 86/278/EEC, 2002/49/EC, 2004/35/EC, 2007/2/EC, 2009/147/EC and 2010/63/EU, Regulations (EC) No 166/2006 and (EU) No 995/2010, and Council Regulations (EC) No 338/97 and (EC) No 2173/2005
    • Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting a derogation requested by the Netherlands pursuant to Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT on the establishment of conservation measures under the Common Fisheries Policy for Natura 2000 sites and for Marine Strategy Framework Directive purposes
    • Reducing Marine Litter: action on single use plastics and fishing gear

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • CM 2948 2018 INIT Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE TEIA) (morning only)
  • Cm 2948 2018 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE TEIA) (morning only)
  • Cm 2829 2018 Rev 1 Working Party on the Environment
  • St 7016 2018 Init List of Working Papers (WK) distributed in the Working Party on the Environment(WPE) and the Working Party on International Environment Issues (WPIEI) in the period of September-December 2017

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Assessment of genetically modified maize 4114 for food and feed uses, under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐NL‐2014‐123)
  • In vivo toxicity and genotoxicity of beauvericin and enniatins. Combined approach to study in vivo toxicity and genotoxicity of mycotoxins beauvericin (BEA) and enniatin B (ENNB)
  • Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for Vitis vinifera cane tannins for use in plant protection as fungicide on grapevine
  • Black tea and improvement of attention: evaluation of a health claim pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006
  • EU Datathon 2018


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