Response to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s call for evidence regarding indoor air quality, December 2018.
- CHEM Trust responded to the RCPCH’s call for evidence on the effects of indoor air quality on children and young people’s health.
Response from 22 Civil Society Organisations to the EU Recast Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants, November 2018.
- CHEM Trust co-signed, with 21 other environmental and consumer organisations, a joint letter calling for amendments to the Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutant (POPs) in line with the EU’s obligations under the Stockholm Convention.
Letter to EU Commissioners regarding the negotiations on the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with REACH, October 2018.
- CHEM Trust and the European Environmental Bureau sent a letter to EU Comissioners regarding the negotiations on the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU chemicals regulation REACH.
Manifesto for rigorous science, safe food and a healthy environment by the European coalition: Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation, October 2018.
- CHEM Trust co-signed with more than 110 NGOs, scientific and legal experts across Europe a joint manifesto calling upon the Regulators to fully reform the current pesticide risk assessment and risk management systems to a higher level of protection for health and environment. The manifesto is the initiative of the new coalition “Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation”.
Response to the European Commission public consultation addressing the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation, October 2018.
- CHEM Trust responded to the EC consultation addressing the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation following the Commission’s Communication on the implementation of the circular economy package: options to address the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation.
- We also co-signed, with other NGOs, a position paper sent to the European Commission.
Response to the European Chemical Agency’s consultation on their plans for a database of SVHCs in articles, October 2018.
- A CHEM Trust response to an ECHA consultation on creating a database of articles containing SVHC chemicals, as part of implementation of the revised Waste Framework Directive.
Join call for action addressed to the UK Government and the Stockholm Convention regarding PCBs in the ocean, September 2018.
- CHEM Trust has joined 13 UK charities in a call for action from the UK Government in the Environment Act and at the Stockholm Convention in May 2019 to help prevent further polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) toxic chemical waste entering our oceans and killing our mammals. See our comments here.
Comments on the UK Government’s plans for chemical regulation in the event of a no deal Brexit, July/Sep 2018
- Initial CHEM Trust comments on UK government plans for a new UK chemicals regulatory system in event of a no-deal Brexit, sent to the Government on 3rd July 2018, published on 25th September 2018 – see this blog for more details and and explanation for the delayed publication.
Response to EFSA’s consultation on MIXTOX Guidance, September 2018
- CHEM Trust submitted a response to EFSA’s public consultation on the MIXTOX Guidance, a draft Guidance on harmonised methodologies for human health, animal health and ecological risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals, September 2018.
NGO’s feedback on ECHA’s “Note on substance identification and the potential scope of a restriction on uses of ‘microplastics’”, September 2018
- CHEM Trust and three other NGO sent a letter to ECHA’s Microplastics Restriction Team to react on the aspects developed in the “Note on substance identification and the potential scope of a restriction on uses of ‘microplastics’” published in on 11th July 2018.
Letter to global government representatives demanding stricter standards on the plastic waste trade, September 2018
- CHEM Trust co-signed an open letter calling for more transparency and regulation in the plastic trade. The letter has been delivered to world government representatives ahead of the working group meeting on Basel Convention (3-6 September 2018).
Letter to EC president expressing concerns about the EU proposal for SCCPs waste limits under the Basel and Stockholm conventions, September 2018
- CHEM Trust co-signed a letter addressed to the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: “NGO Response to the EU Proposal for Short-chain Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCPs) Waste Limits under the Basel and Stockholm Conventions”. At issue is the recklessly high “low-POPs-content level” for SCCPs of 10,000 ppm that defines the level at which waste must be treated according to stringent Stockholm Convention obligations to destroy their POP content. The signatories ask for a limit at 100 ppm.
Join statement on future actions on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), August 2018.
- CHEM Trust is a signatory party of the “Zürich Statement on Future Actions on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)” outlining a set of needs, goals, and actions to cooperatively work toward a more efficient and effective assessment and management of PFASs.
Letter to rapporteurs of the EU single-use plastic legislation regarding sanitary products, August 2018
- CHEM Trust co-signed with other NGOs a letter addressed to the rapporteur and shadow rapporteurs of the “Proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment” at the EU Parliament to have four articles improved to make reusable and toxic-free sanitary products a reality.
Submission to the European Commission’s consultation on Roadmap for a new EDC Framework, July 2018
- CHEM Trust submitted our response to a European Commission consultation on a draft‘Roadmap “Towards a more comprehensive EU framework on endocrine disrupters”.
Letters to Commissioners and Member State representatives on the REACH committee regarding the proposed restriction on four phthalates, July 2018
- CHEM Trust sent a letter to EU Commissioners Bienkowska, Vella, Andriukaitis and Timmermans, and co-signed (with European Environment Bureau), a second letter to Member State experts on the REACH committee, both calling for the proposed REACH Restriction on four phthalates to be extended to cover use of these phthalates in Food Contact Materials. The REACH committee letter has been covered by Chemical Watch and Food Packaging Forum.
- Unfortunately the Food Contact uses were not added to the REACH Restriction; see also DG Grow’s reply to our letter to Commissioner Bienkowska.
Joint statement on Marine Litter and Microplastics, May 2018
- CHEM Trust co-signed a joint statement endorsed by 83 organisations and submitted at the 1stmeeting of the ad-hoc open-ended expert group on Marine Litter and Microplastics in Nairobi, May 2018.
Response to the European Chemical Agency call for evidence on the use of intentionally added microplastic particles in products of any kind, May 2018
- CHEM Trust’s response to the European Chemicals Agency’s call for evidence on the use of intentionally added microplastic particles in products of any kind.
Response to Ökopol’s survey on specific PFASs (C4-C7) and other fluorinated substances (precursors or similar substances) to develop a restriction proposal under REACH, April 2018
- CHEM Trust’s response to Ökopol’s survey on specific PFASs (C4-C7) and other fluorinated substances (precursors or similar substances) to develop a restriction proposal under REACH.
Letters to EU authorities on grouping of chemicals, in particular bisphenols, March 2018
- CHEM Trust wrote to ECHA, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and the European Commission’s Health Commissioner to ask them to restrict the use of groups of similar chemicals to prevent the substitution of one hazardous chemical with related chemicals that have similar properties. See the letters in our blog about our report “From BPA to BPZ: a toxic soup? How companies switch from a known hazardous chemical to one with similar properties, and how regulators could stop them”.
Response to European Commission consultation on pharmaceuticals in the environment, February 2018
- Read the blog on our response to the European Commission’s “Public consultation on pharmaceuticals in the environment“.
Comments on the consultation on EU Guidance for the identification of Endocrine Disruptors, January 2018
- CHEM Trust submitted our comments to the European Chemicals Agency’s consultation on the EU Guidance for the identification of Endocrine Disruptors.
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