IEU Environment Telegram 10 October 2018

Our telegram headlines today*: 

PLASTICS: 

  • Plastic Oceans: MEPs back EU ban on polluting throwaway plastics by 2021 +++ 
  • EPP: Major step forward in reducing plastic waste +++ 
  • S&Ds: We took a crucial step towards a sustainable future by making single-use plastic items a waste of the past +++ 
  • Die Grünen / EFA: Mandat für weniger Plastikmüll ist Erfolg für Umwelt und Meere +++ 
  • Draft laws to cut single use plastics adopted by MEPs - ECR +++ 
  • MEPs fight to curb plastic pollution but miss key opportunity on microplastics - WWF +++ 
  • Eurocommerce: ENVI Committee fails to hit the right target on plastic litter +++ 
  • Plastic producers could market single-use items as reusable to dodge EU ban - ECOS +++ 

CIRCULAR ECONOMY: 

  • The European Union and the Eastern partner countries strengthen their cooperation on environment, circular economy and climate action

HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

  • The Commission protects Europeans from hazardous chemicals in clothing and textiles 

IPCHEM

  • Now available: Workshop report "IPCHEM supporting the assessment of chemical mixtures"

EEA

  • Trend in winter orthophosphate (PO4) concentrations in European seas, 1990-2017

CLEAN AIR

  • Clean mobility for cleaner air: new Commission-owned emissions labs

BREXIT & REACH

  • The impact of Brexit on REACH registration compliance - CEFIC

NOISE

  • Noise from traffic and aircraft must be cut, wind turbines must be sensitively located - EEB welcomes WHO noise findings

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Summary of the Synthesis Report on the operation of Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals
    • COMMISSION NOTICE GUIDANCE DOCUMENT ON STEPS TO BE TAKEN BY EU MEMBER STATES IN THE CASE OF DOUBTS AS TO THE LEGALITY OF TIMBER FROM CITES-LISTED SPECIES IMPORTED INTO THE EU

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Amendments 21 - 98 - Establishing a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) - PE 628.376v01-00 - Committee on Regional Development

SCCS BRIEFS

  • SCCS - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on Cosmetic Ingredients of 26 September 2018
  • SCCS - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on Methodologies of 27 September 2018

ECHA BRIEFS

  • Public Consultations-3-aminomethyl-3,5,5-trimethylcyclohexylamine

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Re‐evaluation of oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono‐ and diglycerides of fatty acids (E 479b) as a food additive
  • Wild boar in focus: Review of existing models on spatial distribution and density of wild boar and proposal for next steps
  • Stakeholder workshop on re-evaluation of food additives focusing on those used in foods for infants below 16 weeks of age
  • National Contact Points for Art 20 Council Regulation 1099/2009 MEETING
  • Call for technical and toxicological data on ascorbyl palmitate (E 304(i)) for uses as food additive in foods for all population groups including infants below 16 weeks of age
  • Call for technical and toxicological data on carrageenan (E 407) for uses in foods for all population groups including infants below 16 weeks of age
  • Call for technical and toxicological data on silicon dioxide (E 551) for uses as food additive in foods for all population groups including infants below 16 weeks of age
  • Call for technical and toxicological data on acacia gum (E 414) as a food additive for uses in foods for all population groups including infants below 16 weeks of age
  • Call for technical and toxicological data on tocopherol-rich extract (E 306), α-tocopherol (E 307), γ-tocopherol (E 308) and δ- tocopherol (E 309) for uses in foods for all population groups including below 16 weeks of age
  • Call for technical and toxicological data on calcium carbonate (E 170) for uses as food additive in foods for all population groups including infants below 16 weeks of age

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