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2021

On January 12th 2021 the new European direktive on drinking water came into force. Member States have two years to transpose it into their National laws. Directive 2184/2020 provides an update of water quality standards. Twenty years after the entry into force of the first directive on drinking water (98/83/EC), the European Union has revised the contaminant thresholds (e.g. lead) and has introduced limits for new substances. Starting from January 12th 2023 the old directive will be repealed.

Coordinator
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EEA Food Contact

2021

The EU’s chemicals strategy for sustainability towards a toxic-free environment
Chemicals are essential for the well-being, high living standards and comfort of modern society. They are used in many sectors, including health, energy, mobility and housing.
However, most chemicals have hazardous properties which can harm the environment and human health.
The EU already has sophisticated chemicals laws in place, but global chemicals production is expected to double by 2030. The already widespread use of chemicals will also increase, including in consumerproducts.
The European Commission published a chemicals strategy for sustainability on 14 October 2020. It is part of the EU’s zero pollution ambition, which is a key commitment of the European Green Deal.

In December 2019, the Commission published its European Green Deal, announcing a chemicals strategy for sustainability. The Commission will look at how to simplify and strengthen the legal framework and review how to use the EU’s agencies and scientific bodies better to move towards ‘one substance – one assessment’. EFSA and ECHA have drafted a joint position paper around the idea of one substance - one assessment for chemicals. The paper provides an analysis of the current situation and proposes solutions that support simplification, cost savings and improved regulatory predictability.

EEA President

2020

We got the info from our notary, via Cerame Unie, that our
new European Enamel Association (EEA) now officially exists.

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