Our European Public Policy team is pleased to share with you our monthly newsletter, Sustainability Outlook – European Union which looks at key developments in EU sustainability law and policy. This month’s edition includes the following:

  • European Commission’s roadmap foresees group restrictions “for the most harmful substances”.
  • Member States are set to evaluate 27 substances from 2022 to 2024.
  • UK Health and Safety Executive plans substances evaluation under UK REACH.
  • European Chemicals Agency recommends the restriction of 34 bisphenols.
  • European Chemicals Agency finds no need “at present” to restrict 10 phthalates.
  • European Chemicals Agency points out new information requirements under REACH.
  • Competent authorities discuss polymers, hazard classification, and occupational safety and health.
  • Industry and competent authorities call for transparency, coordination and stable financing of chemicals agencies.
  • European chemical industry suggests an approach to “safe and sustainable by design”.
  • European Commission warns about hazardous substances in toys, online sales and other products
  • European Commission proposes the “phase-down” of F-gas emissions.
  • European Commission proposes new bans on ozone depleting potential substances.
  • European Commission proposes new industrial emissions rules.
  • European Parliament Rapporteur proposes changes to waste shipment rules.
  • European Commission study suggests waste prevention measures.
  • European Commission prioritises waste streams for EU end-of-waste criteria.
  • France sets mandatory reused packaging targets for producers.
  • France adopts a “3R” strategy on single-use plastic packaging.
  • Spain introduces a plastic packaging tax.