A further seven toxic substances are recommended for the REACH chemicals regime authorisation list after the ECHA ran a public consultation in 2017
DEFRA has been granted extra cash to spend on preparations for leaving the EU, including new IT systems for chemicals registration
The government’s ban on rinse-off microbeads which came into force 9 January has been praised by various groups, but experts call for further action on other sources of the pollutant
Brexit and repeated resource cuts have left DEFRA struggling to fulfil its duties, forcing it to review and de-prioritise aspects of its workload, according to the National Audit Office
A recent ruling on testing pesticide products in the field set an important precedent for studies involving animals that are subject to data-sharing provisions under EU regulations, writes Richard Macrory
Clearer food labels would stop consumers throwing food away unnecessarily, cutting the 4.4 million tonnes of avoidable food waste each year, WRAP believes
Closure of the Environment Agency’s ‘definition of waste panel’ sent mixed messages on achieving end of waste but what does its reopening say about it, and what have we learned from its absence? Conor McGlone investigates
ECHA has put forward bans or concentration limits for 4,000 substances present in tattoo inks
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