Sustainability Outlook European UnionOur 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:

  • Council discusses the progress of the “Fit for 55” package
  • European Commission expected to set out a policy on sustainable carbon cycles
  • European Commission sets out how to “make competition policy fit for new challenges”
  • European Commission proposes new rules on waste shipments
  • European Commission publishes guidance on plastic waste shipments
  • EU court clarifies the rules on classification of waste for its transfrontier transport
  • Member States back new rules on industrial emissions from large combustion plants
  • European Commission adopts a proposal for a regulation on deforestation-free products
  • European Commission proposes to set “new limits for some of the most harmful chemicals in waste”
  • European Commission prepares further changes to concentration limits for POPs
  • European Commission publishes exemptions on phthalates in medical devices
  • European Commission lifts exemptions for uses of DEHP in medicinal products
  • Council and European Commission hold workshops on REACH authorisations and restrictions
  • European Commission asks for more time to discuss endocrine disruptors and polymers
  • European Commission reports on progress with the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability
  • European Commission expected to adopt a restriction roadmap, considering measures on flame retardants
  • ECHA finds effects of REACH authorisation regime
  • ECHA publishes a report on chemical recycling
  • ECHA launches a social media campaign to raise awareness regarding poison centres
  • EFSA consults on phthalates in food contact materials
  • EU court upholds identification of PTBP as a substance of very high concern
  • Italy expected to postpone the application of its plastic tax again
  • UK consults on bans of single-use plastic products

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