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The impact of REACH authorisation: costs and benefits

The impact of REACH authorisation: Costs and benefits

REACH is the European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.
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Health 04-11-2015

The Use of Lead in Ammunition

110 delegates, including journalists, politicians, scientists, members of environmental institutions, hunting and sport shooting organizations and food agencies met at the Symposium “The Sustainable Use of Lead Ammunition in Hunting and Sports Shooting: Facts and Emotions” held on 20 October 2015 in Brussels.
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Economy & Jobs 08-07-2015

REACH: A test case for better regulation?

With the adoption of the Better Regulation Agenda on 19th May, the European Commission is taking first concrete steps in the definition of its policy.
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To “REACH” or to Recycle?!

Over the past decades the European Union has put in place a broad range of environmental legislation to reduce pollution, to better manage the natural resources and overall to contribute to sustainable development goals. Among others, the chemicals legislation has been revised and the use of certain substances has been restricted.
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Economy & Jobs 18-11-2014

EU 2020 and industrial competitiveness: SMEs in the surface engineering sector

As part of the SME week 2014, MEP Paul Rübig, EPP Austria, hosted a high level breakfast debate on the pivotal role of SMEs in achieving the goals set by the European Commission’s EU2020 strategy with a focus on the latest EC Communication on “European Industrial Renaissance" which calls on Member States to boost post-crisis growth and enhance innovation and modernization. European SMEs, and in particular the surface engineering sector, play a crucial role in the overall strategy and their voice, opinions, ideas and concerns will be at the heart of the debate.
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Energy 12-11-2014

EUROBAT: Batteries and their contribution to a sustainable society

EUROBAT, the European Association for Automotive and Industrial Batteries, announced the results of studies on trends in automotive batteries. These underline the particular need for the long term co-existence between all battery technologies for meeting future mobility demands. A new report also revealed that closed loop collection and recycling for automotive lead-based batteries is a reality. Batteries for energy storage applications are also readily available and facilitating the integration of renewable energy in the electricity grid.
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Economy & Jobs 10-10-2014

REACh: Innovation and integrated EU goals

Technical innovation plays a significant role in the achievement of the integrated goals of the European Union such as Energy Roadmap 2050 or Resource- efficiency. One main objective of the European Chemicals Legislation’s REACh is to enhance innovation. This should be triggered by the introduction of the candidate list and authorisation route, stimulating the development of safer alternatives to various chemicals.
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Chemicals Safety in the Value Chain

Why do we use chemicals at all? Because they are extremely useful! To put this into perspective, the products of the chemical industry are present in about 95% of manufactured goods. And modern economies simply couldn't function without them.
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