IEU Environment Telegram 7 January 2019

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY: 

  • Workshop Circularity Check: how circular is your product or service? +++ 
  • Promoting greener goods: the Product Environmental Footprint +++ 

POLLUTION: 

  • European Environmental Bureau: Austria rose to challenge in plastic fight in 2018 but failed to apply the same zest to agriculture pollution +++ 

WATER: 

  • A closer look at today's European water supply system: Is the revision to the Concessions Directive a door opener for another liberalisation? - AK Europa, ÖGB Europabüro, "younion" and the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns +++ 

MINING

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Reduction of mining companies' fines incompatible with EU environmental law - E-005413/2018(ASW)

PLASTICS

  • EU Commission Answer to a written question - Impact assessment of a directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment - E-005302/2018(ASW)

ROTTERDAM CONVENTION

  • Outcomes online of the 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • COMMISSION DECISION establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria for graphic paper and the EU Ecolabel criteria for tissue paper and tissue products
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS On the review and update of the second European Union Implementation Plan in accordance with Article 8 (4) of Regulation No 850/2004 on persistent organic pollutants
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Accompanying the document REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF REGIONS On the review and update of the second European Community Implementation Plan in accordance with Article 8(4) of Regulation No 850/2004 on persistent organic pollutants

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Latest news - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

SCHEER BRIEFS

  • SCHEER - Minutes of the 21st Working Group Meeting of 26 November 2018
  • SCHEER - Minutes of the Second Annual Meeting of the Pool of Experts of 27 November 2018

SCCS BRIEFS

  • The SCCS Opinions on the safety of cosmetic ingredient phenylene bis-diphenyltriazine and on water-soluble zinc salts used in oral hygiene products were published in "Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology"
  • SCCS - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on Cosmetic Ingredients of 13 December 2018
  • SCCS - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on Methodologies of 14 December 2018

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for lambda‐cyhalothrin in celeries, fennel and rice
  • Modification of the existing maximum residue level for captan in cranberries
  • Modification of the existing maximum residue level for captan in hops

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