13 March 2019

375,000+ citizens tell the European Commission “Hands off our water law!”

375,386 people have called on the European Commission to defend Europe’s strong water law, making the EU’s public consultation on the legislation one of the largest […]
11 March 2019

Newly approved energy labels can transform the way we shop

EU consumers can expect significant energy savings and cheaper bills following today’s adoption of new EU energy label rules for TVs, fridges, washing machines and other […]
8 March 2019

Court of Justice: stop selling dangerous paint immediately

8 March 2019, Brussels – Lifting EU bans on dangerous chemicals is illegal when safer alternatives exist, the European Court of Justice ruled yesterday. The judgement […]
5 March 2019

Reaction to the European Commission’s report on the Circular Economy

We must praise the work done so far by EU officials to boost the transition towards a circular economy. But it’s too early to jump to […]
1 March 2019

Major safety gaps for most chemical files – official

Unsafe and uncontrolled chemical use in 71% of substances   Chemical companies failed to provide important safety information in nearly three quarters (74% or 211 of 286) […]
14 February 2019

Historic European Parliament vote for nature-friendly farming

MEPs on the European Parliament’s Environment committee have today stood up for higher environmental ambition under the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). MEPs defended our environment […]
13 February 2019

Biggest ever EU application to use banned chemical that kills hundreds

Thousands of firms want EU permission to use the banned cancer-causing chemical that made Erin Brockovich famous. A consortium of companies has submitted the biggest ever […]
12 February 2019

Cancer warning to be traded away on sunscreens and cosmetics

Scientific advice rejected to dodge cancer warning after “unprecedented” lobbying This story also appeared in the Daily Mail 12 February 2019, Brussels – Cancer warnings will likely […]
8 February 2019

Chemical Evaluation report: Achievements, challenges and recommendations after a decade of REACH

The REACH Registration process generated knowledge for nearly 22,000 substances in over 90,000 registration dossiers by the third registration deadline on 31 May 2018. With this […]
1 February 2019

Europe struggles to cut waste, new data

Newly released data shows little to no progress in reducing waste across the EU, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) warns. EU countries generated 487kg of waste […]
30 January 2019

Commission must use sustainability ‘reflection’ paper as stepping stone to strategy with real teeth

A long-awaited European Commission ‘reflection paper’ on how to make the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality has finally seen the light of day – […]
30 January 2019

EU moves to ban microplastics in most products

The EU will use its powerful chemical laws to stop most microplastics and microbeads being added to cosmetics, paints, detergents, some farm, medical and other products, […]