Comments on the European Commission’s ‘Road Map’ for the evaluation of laws on chemicals in food contact materials, December 2017
- CHEM Trust submitted our comments to the European Commission’s consultation on its proposed “Road Map” for the evaluation of the laws on chemicals in Food Contact Materials. All submissions are available from the Commission’s web site here.
Joint statement on the need for a ban on oxo-degradable packaging, November 2017
- CHEM Trust joined with over 150 organisations to back a statement calling for a global ban on oxo-degradable packaging; the statement was organised by the New Plastics Economy project.
Nomination of priority substances for HBM4EU, November 2017
- CHEM Trust proposed nominations for priority substances in the 2nd prioritisation round for the EU Human Biomonitoring Initiative HBM4EU. See our blog for further details.
Joint NGO letter to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, on chemicals regulation after Brexit, October 2017
- Joint letter from CHEM Trust and 18 organisations to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, calling for keeping the UK in the EU main chemicals regulation REACH after Brexit, October 2017; and the responsefrom the Minister responsible for chemicals regulation, Thérèse Coffey, November 2017
Response to follow-up UK Parliament Environment Audit Committee inquiry on Chemicals regulation and Brexit, October 2017
- CHEM Trust evidence to the UK House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee call for views on the Government’s response to the EAC’s inquiry earlier in 2017 (see our blog on their report for details)
Response to European Commission consultation on Microplastics, October 2017
- CHEM Trust’s response to the European Commission’s “Public consultation investigating options for reducing releases to the environment of microplastics“.
Joint NGO letter on to the EU on conflicts of interest in PFOA assessment, October 2017
- CHEM Trust signed a joint NGO letter calling for the EU to avoid conflicts of interest in the production of a report on PFOA for discussion in the Stockholm POPs convention process. See EEB press release and Chemical Watch coverage.
Response to European Commission consultation on draft regulation on migration of BPA from food contact coatings and varnishes, September 2017
- CHEM Trust’s response to a consultation on an EU Commission Draft Regulation on “Bisphenol A in varnishes and coatings and plastics intended to come into contact with food”.
Response to European Commission consultation on the “Chemical, Product, Waste interface”, July 2017.
- CHEM Trust’s response to a European Commission consultation on the “Chemical, Product, Waste interface” interface.
Joint NGO petition “EU: do more for health!”, July 2017
- CHEM Trust signed on to the European Public Health Alliance petition calling on the European Commission “to step up coordinated EU action to tackle cross-border health challenges”.
Joint NGO statement on Sustainable Chemistry, May 2017.
- CHEM Trust signed a joint NGO statement “Beyond 2020: Sustainable Chemistry – NGO recommendations“.
Comments on ECHA consultation on identifying of Bisphenol A as human endocrine disrupter, April 2017.
- CHEM Trust’s comments on the proposal to identify Bisphenol A as a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) on the basis of the Criteria set out in Reach Article 57.
- We also submitted brief comments supporting the nomination of Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid (PFHxS) and its salts as a very persistent and very bioaccumulate chemicals of very high concern.
Comments on the European Commission’s roadmap on the interface of chemicals, products and waste legislation, March 2017
- CHEM Trust’s Comments on the Commission’s Roadmap “Analysis of the interface between chemicals, products and waste legislation and identification of policy options“.
CHEM Trust submission to the European Commission’s consultation for the 5 year review of REACH, January 2017
- CHEM Trust’s response to the European Commission’s consultation as part of the second 5 year review of REACH, see (i) our blog, (ii) a briefing explaining our position and (iii) a document including responses to the ‘tick box’ consultation questions.
CHEM Trust submission to UK Parliament Environment Audit Committee inquiry on Chemicals regulation and Brexit, January 2017
- CHEM Trust’s submission to the Environmental Audit Committee of the UK House of Commons inquiry on “The Future of Chemicals Regulation after the EU Referendum“, see our blog on the issue and our response.
Joint NGO letter to MEPs concerning the potential impacts of the EU-Canadian CETA trade agreement on the regulation of hormone disrupting chemicals, January 2017
- A joint letter, ‘Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals – One more way CETA endangers public health and the environment‘, signed by CHEM Trust, to MEPs on the Environment, Food and Public Health Committee, who will be voting on the proposed CETA trade deal with Canada. It calls for them to reject the proposal due to concern that it will weaken EU action on chemicals.