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5319     France to set labelling rule for furniture chemical emissions 2017-02-01
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Contents France has notified the European Commission of a draft decree that will make it mandatory to label furniture – containing wood-based panels – with information about chemical emissions. It will also be compulsory to give the consumer information on precautions to take when using the furniture. This does not apply to secondhand furn..
5318     Commission rejects MEP calls to ban cyanide in mining 2017-02-01
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Contents The report on EU mining waste legislation will be voted on by the environment committee on 9 March The European Commission has rejected fresh calls for a full EU-wide ban on cyanide-based mining technologies, arguing that current restrictions in EU law are sufficient. Cyanide, which is used by mining operators to extract gold from ore, ..
5317     Bioplastics ‘no magic bullet’ against pollution 2017-02-01
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Contents The EU should assess the environmental footprint of bioplastics and set sustainability criteria, campaigners said The EU should adopt mandatory sustainability criteria for bioplastics as they may yet prove to be a “false solution” to plastic pollution, five campaign groups have warned. Simply replacing fossil-based plastics with those..
5316     European parliamentary committee backs conflict minerals Regu.. 2017-02-01
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Contents The European Parliament's international trade committee (Inta) has backed an agreement to adopt an EU Regulation on conflict minerals. Parliament and the Council of Ministers agreed the final shape of the Regulation in November, after political understanding on the core elements was reached in June. The result of Tuesday's vote was 39 i..
5315     Used electronics to be excluded from EU chemicals law 2017-02-01
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Contents The European Commission has proposed to continue authorising the reselling of electronic equipment containing hazardous substances beyond 2019 to curb waste. The measure, published today as part of a new batch of circular economy measures, would see second-hand electronic and electric items exempted from the RoHS Directive restricting the..

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