CHEM Trust briefing for UK Parliamentarians on The REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, December 2020.
CHEM Trust co-signed a joint NGO letter to the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, asking for Public Health Bodies to have responsibilities for reducing public exposure to harmful chemicals, 30th November 2020.
- The letter was co-signed by NGOs including Breast Cancer UK, Cancer Prevention and Education Society, Pesticide Action Network UK, Unchecked UK, and Women’s Environment Network (Wen.)
Submission by CHEM Trust to the Department for UK International Trade on Annex 12A of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), November 2020
Submission by CHEM Trust to the UK provisional common framework for chemicals, November 2020
CHEM Trust submitted written evidence to the EU International Agreements UK Sub-Committee inquiry on the UK-US trade negotiations, 30th October 2020.
CHEM Trust comments on a way forward to update the REACH Annexes in relation to endocrine disruption properties, 19th October 2020.
- These comments were submitted as follow up to the discussions at the endocrine disrupters subgroup meeting of the Competent Authorities for REACH Classification and labelling (CASG-ED).
CHEM Trust signed on to a joint NGO letter to EU Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, October 2020
- The letter, titled “Time to ensure the EU is on the path to a toxic-free environment” was sent to the EU Commission president just ahead of the release of the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. Commission President Von der Leyen responded by letter on 13th November 2020, where she committed to “present in 2021 a roadmap to prioritise restrictions under REACH for those most harmful chemicals. And we will do this as far as possible by groups of substances, rather than one by one as we do today.” [our emphasis]. For many years CHEM Trust has been calling for group restrictions of harmful chemicals to avoid regrettable substitution of a banned substance with another of similar harmful properties. Read more in our 2018 ‘Toxic Soup’ report.
CHEM Trust comments in follow up to the discussions at the endocrine disrupters subgroup meeting of the Competent Authorities for REACH Classification and labelling (CASG-ED) on 2nd of July 2020.
CHEM Trust submitted comments to the EU Commission’s new research initiative PARC (Partnership for the Assessment of Risk from Chemicals).
- These comments were submitted in response to the Commission’s ‘Draft proposal for a European Partnership under Horizon Europe.’
Joint NGO letter to the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs about GB REACH, October 2020
- CHEM Trust, Alliance for Cancer Prevention, Breast Cancer UK, Buglife, Friends of the Earth, GM Freeze, Marine Conservation Society, The Cancer Prevention & Education Society, Salmon & Trout Conservation and Unchecked UK have written to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs with concerns about GB REACH.
Joint NGO letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for continued progress on the SCIP database on hazardous chemicals in products, September 2020.
Third joint NGO comments to the PFHxA restriction, September 2020
- CHEM Trust, EEB, IPEN, ChemSec, ECOS, HCW and ClientEarth sent joint comments to the European Chemical Agency public consultation on the PFHxA REACH restriction in September 2020.
CHEM Trust’s nomination of new priority substances for HBM4EU/PARC survey, September 2020
- In response to the EU Human Biomonitoring Project (HBM4EU) consultation, under the European Partnership on the Assessment of the Risks of Chemicals (PARC).
Second joint NGO comments to the PFHxA restriction, August 2020
- CHEM Trust, EEB, IPEN, and ClientEarth sent joint comments to the European Chemical Agency public consultation on the PFHxA REACH restriction in August 2020.
Comments on synthesis paper for CARACAL “Comments on a pragmatic procedure to regulate the risks of exposure to coincidental combinations of chemicals, in the EU”, August 2020
- CHEM Trust submitted comments on the CA/MS/47/2020 Synthesis paper provided by KEMI and the Netherlands for CARACAL, with EEB, HEAL, ChemSec, ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth Germany.
CHEM Trust response to the PFAS group restriction call for evidence, July 2020
- CHEM Trust submitted comments to the call for evidence supporting an analysis of restriction options for PFAS under REACH from the national authorities of Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark in July 2020.
CHEM Trust comments on new path for EU control of Endocrine Disruptors, July 2020
- This submission is a follow up to the discussions at the endocrine disrupters subgroup meeting of the Competent Authorities for REACH Classification and labelling (CASG-ED) on 2nd of July 2020.
CHEM Trust comments on the EU Commission’s roadmap for a Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, 19th June 2020
CHEM Trust submitted written evidence to the Trade Bill Committee on the risks of a UK-US trade deal on chemical protection standards, 17th June 2020.
CHEM Trust sent a letter to the Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee about chemicals regulation on 10th June 2020.
- Our letter is titled ‘Letter from CHEM Trust regarding Chemicals Regulation post-Exiting the EU.’ It can also be downloaded from the Parliament website.
Joint UK NGO manifesto for an ocean recovery, June 2020
- CHEM Trust is a signatory with 20 other UK NGOs of the Wildlife and Countryside Link Ocean Recovery Manifesto launched on World Ocean Day in June. The manifesto asks for reduction of chemical and plastic pollution at source.
Joint NGO comments to draft SEAC opinion on PFHxS restriction, May 2020
- CHEM Trust, EEB and IPEN sent joint comments to the European Chemical Agency public consultation on the draft SEAC opinion on PFHxS and related substances REACH restriction in May 2020.
CHEM Trust submitted feedback on the report Future chemical risk management – Accounting for combination effects and assessing chemicals in groups for the Swedish government (Inquiry Chair: Cristina Rudén), May 2020
CHEM Trust co-signed a joint letter coordinated by the Trade Justice Movement on guiding principles for future trade deals, May 2020.
Joint NGO comments to the PFHxA restriction, May 2020
- CHEM Trust, EEB, IPEN, Arnika and ClientEarth sent joint comments to the European Chemical Agency public consultation on the PFHxA REACH restriction in May 2020.
Comments on the CARACAL paper on mixture effects of chemicals ‘Towards a pragmatic procedure to regulate the risks of exposure to unintended combinations of chemicals in the EU’, May 2020
- CHEM Trust submitted comments on the CA/MS/34/2020 CARACAL paper with EEB, HEAL, Chem Sec, ClientEarth, and Friends of the Earth Germany.
Joint NGO letter to the UK Prime Minister on a Resilient Recovery to the Covid-19 Crisis, May 2020
- CHEM Trust joined with over 60 NGOs and Industry CEOs to send a joint letter to the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urging the Government to commit to a Green Recovery to the Covid-19 crisis, including strengthening environmental protections.
Joint NGO response to the Environment Agency Consultation on chemicals in the water environment, April 2020
- CHEM Trust and the Marine Conservation Society wrote the chemical section of the Wildlife and Countyside Link response to the Environment Agency consultation Challenges & Choices in April 2020.
CHEM Trust co-signed a Friends of the Earth UK open letter to the UK government, calling for US trade talks to be halted, April 2020
CHEM Trust’s joint submission with other environmental NGOs to the Government’s Global Tariff Consultation, March 2020
Response to the European Commission’s Road Map for a new Farm to Fork Strategy, March 2020
- CHEM Trust submitted comments to the Commission’s consultation on the roadmap for developing a Farm to Fork strategy calling for clear focus on chemicals in Food Contact Material including the Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals.
CHEM Trust’s submission to the Environment Bill Committee and those clauses that cover the regulation of chemicals post-Brexit, March 2020.
Wildlife & Countryside LINK and Greener UK’s Briefing for the Second Reading of the Environment Bill, see section on the regulation of chemicals, February 2020.
CHEM Trust comments on a way forward for a more coherent EU approach on EDCs as well as on the update of information requirements in REACH
- This submission is a follow up to the discussions at the endocrine disrupters subgroup meeting of the Competent Authorities for REACH Classification and labelling (CASG-ED) on 7th of February 2020.
Joint letter to UK ministers calling for a ban on PFAS in food packaging, February 2020
- CHEM Trust joined with 27 UK charities, scientists and lawyers as well as actor and activist Mark Ruffalo and defense attorney Rob Bilott to call for a ban on the addition of PFAS in UK food packaging in a letter sent to UK Secretary of State of DEFRA, BEIS and Health on 24 February 2020. Defra responded to the letter on 20 April 2020, agreeing that these substances need to be addressed as a group.
Comments on the harmonised classification and labelling proposal on Bisphenol S, February 2020
- CHEM Trust submitted comments to the online consultation for the proposed harmonised classifications and labelling for Bisphenol S.
CHEM Trust responds to EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030 Roadmap, January 2020
- CHEM Trust submitted comments to the European Commission to emphasise the urgent need to address chemical pollution, one of the drivers of the biodiversity crisis.
Response to the European Commission’s ED Fitness Check, January 2020
- CHEM Trust submitted a response to the stakeholder survey for the Commission’s Fitness Check of the EU legislation regarding endocrine disruptors.
Response to the European Commission’s Road Map for its work on the circular economy, January 2020
- CHEM Trust and ChemSec called for the Commission’s Circular Economy action plan to contribute to a toxic-free environment in their joint response to the European Commission’s consultation on their road map for a “New Circular Economy Action Plan“.
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