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 outlines priorities for the year ahead in the State of the Union speech.
- European Commission publishes a roadmap on carbon removals.
- European plastic manufacturers’ support for mandatory recycled content targets causes controversy.
- European Commission discusses revision of the implementation of the End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive.
- European Commission presents calculation rules for sorted waste.
- European Commission consults on extended producer responsibility (EPR) in online sales.
- European Commission launches a study on the unintentional release of microplastics.
- ECHA updates authorisation formats to conform with recent court rulings.
- European Commission intends to refuse some REACH authorisations for pitch, coal tar, high temperature.
- ECHA presents a database of hazardous chemicals in products.
- ECHA committee does not find sufficient evidence for risks from single-use baby diapers.
- ECHA issues new guidance on the classification and labelling of titanium dioxide (TiO2).
- European Parliament calls for phasing out animal testing.
- European Commission plans an environmental implementation review.
- European Commission presents examples for greening the competition policy.
- European Commission replies to questions on limiting the environmental impact of the ICT sector.
- European Court of Auditors recommends more sustainable finance.
- Italy is set to implement the EU Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) with exceptions for bioplastics.
- France launches a national circular economy strategy.
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