Environment

Chemicals

Chemicals

The EU has comprehensive chemicals legislation, spearheaded by REACH, to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment. Specific groups of chemicals such as biocides are covered by their own legislation.

 

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09/04/2018

Certain chemicals found in products and materials make it more difficult to reuse and recycle these products – creating a challenge to ‘closing the loop’ in the circular economy. The European Commission plans to tackle this now by focusing on the interaction between chemicals, products...

16/11/2017

Europe’s air quality has improved, but more progress is needed to reduce ammonia emissions, 95 % of which are caused by agriculture. To meet the targets set by the new National Emissions Ceilings Directive, the agricultural sector should use proven cost-effective ways of lowering ammonia...

01/09/2012

European legislation which will apply from 1 September 2013 will update and simplify existing procedures for authorising the sale of biocidal products in the Union. These will continue to ensure a high level of protection for the environment and human health, while reducing costs for manufacturers....