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SUP directive 2019/904 On 12th June 2019 the new SUP (single use plastics) directive for reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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Tobacco packaging – new track and trace rules On 20th May 2019 new rules set into force in the EU for marking packaging of cigarette and related products. Every pack should be labeled with an individual ID code to combat illegal sales (smuggled cigarettes).

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Basel Convention new rules for plastic waste trade Οn 10th May 2019 in Geneve new decisions on plastic waste have been reached, as approximately180 governments adopted a draft of decisions aimed at protecting human health and the environment from the harmful effects of hazardous chemicals and waste.

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Global commitment on the New Plastics Economy, Spring 2019 report On Thursday March 14th Ellen MacArthur Foundation , UN Environment and GPAP published the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Spring 2019 Report, detailing the targets and actions of all business and government signatories.

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European commission – the circular economy plan On 4th April 2019 the European Commission today published a comprehensive report on the implementation of the circular economy action plan adopted in December 2015

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Packaging vs. falsification of medicines The falsification of medicines has remained a serious threat to public health in the EU for too long

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DETOX Packaging Waste Last year European Commission published a series of planned actions and proposed options to combat the problem of substances of concern in products and waste.

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Waste Framework Directive ECHA database Under the revised Waste Framework Directive 2018/851, ECHA has been given a task to build a database on articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHCs) from the Candidate List.

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New European Regulation to address nanoforms of substances On 3 November, 2018,Commision Regulation 2018/1881 was published which address nanomaterials and nanoforms of substances falling under REACH.

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European Commission, the new strategy for Endocrine disruptor Commission has adopted a Communication, confirming its commitment to protecting citizens and the environment from hazardous chemicals.

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