Sustainability Outlook European Union: Key Developments In EU Sustainability Law and Policy

November 2021

Our European Public Policy team is pleased to share with you our monthly newsletter, which looks at key developments in EU sustainability law and policy.

This month’s edition includes the following:

  • Council discusses the progress of the “Fit for 55” package
  • European Commission expected to set out a policy on sustainable carbon cycles
  • European Commission sets out how to “make competition policy fit for new challenges”
  • European Commission proposes new rules on waste shipments
  • European Commission publishes guidance on plastic waste shipments
  • EU court clarifies the rules on classification of waste for its transfrontier transport
  • Member States back new rules on industrial emissions from large combustion plants
  • European Commission adopts a proposal for a regulation on deforestation-free products
  • European Commission proposes to set “new limits for some of the most harmful chemicals in waste”
  • European Commission prepares further changes to concentration limits for POPs
  • European Commission publishes exemptions on phthalates in medical devices
  • European Commission lifts exemptions for uses of DEHP in medicinal products
  • Council and European Commission hold workshops on REACH authorisations and restrictions
  • European Commission asks for more time to discuss endocrine disruptors and polymers
  • European Commission reports on progress with the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability
  • European Commission expected to adopt a restriction roadmap, considering measures on flame retardants
  • ECHA finds effects of REACH authorisation regime
  • ECHA publishes a report on chemical recycling
  • ECHA launches a social media campaign to raise awareness regarding poison centres
  • EFSA consults on phthalates in food contact materials
  • EU court upholds identification of PTBP as a substance of very high concern
  • Italy expected to postpone the application of its plastic tax again
  • UK consults on bans of single-use plastic products