IEU Environment Telegram 24 October 2018

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PLASTICS: 

  • Plastic Oceans: MEPs back EU ban on throwaway plastics by 2021 +++ 
  • Plastic waste has to go! - EPP Group +++ 
  • EU-Abgeordneter Liese (EVP/CDU) zu Plastikmüll im Meer: Besteck, Teller und andere Produkte aus Plastik verboten +++ 
  • CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Plastikabfälle gehören nicht in die Umwelt +++ 
  • Cleaning plastic litter is a matter of survival for our oceans, say S&Ds +++ 
  • S&D/SPD: Parlament sagt Wegwerfprodukten den Kampf an: "Saubere Ozeane statt Meere voller Plastik"
  • ALDE: MEPs back EU ban on polluting single - use plastics by 2021
  • Die Grünen/EFA: Die Zeichen stehen auf grün - Weniger Wegwerf-Plastik in der EU
  • GUE/NGL: Right wing fail to weaken vote on single-use plastics
  • WWF: European Parliament votes to solidify EU position as global leader in the fight against plastic pollution
  • WWF: Einweg ist kein Weg - EU-Parlament einigt sich auf Regeln für Plastikmüll - Richtlinie hat Schwachstellen

CARCINOGENS & MUTAGENS

  • Protecting workers: EU Council sets new exposure limits for 8 additional carcinogens and mutagens

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING

  • WKÖ: Umweltberichterstattungs-Verordnung: Nachteile durch „naming and shaming“ für Unternehmen müssen verhindert werden

AIR POLLUTION

  • UNECE: Modelling scenarios to reduce air pollution for countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

WATER CONVENTION

  • UNECE: More than 15 countries express their interest to join the Water Convention at historic eighth Meeting of the Parties in Astana

REACH

  • Cefic statement on the debate in the European Parliament on the implementation of the EU Reach Regulation and use of non-tested chemicals in the EU on 24 October
  • VCI: Kritik an REACH-Registrierungsdossiers größtenteils unberechtigt

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • The EIB Circular Economy Guide - Supporting the circular transition

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Progress report on the implementation of the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
    • COMMISSION DECISION establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria for lubricants
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND _x000d_ THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT _x000d__x000d_on the implementation of the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking Accompanying the document

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • EU Commission Answer to a written question - Environmental zones - E-004124/2018(ASW)

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 4929 2018 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biosafety)
  • Cm 4905 2018 Init Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Explosives Precursors) - MORNING ONLY
  • St 13460 2018 Init Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, laying down its rules for participation and dissemination - Presidency text
  • St 13398 2018 Init COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures
  • St 13398 2018 Add 1 Annex to the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Safety of zinc chelate of methionine sulfate for the target species

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