FleishmanHillard Brussels’ Chemicals and Environment legislation timeline sets out the major milestones of the European Union’s activities for environmental and chemicals legislation in the next 12 months and beyond.
The ‘Circular Economy’ of December 2015 is the Juncker Commission’s first major environmental legislative proposal. The Circular Economy package will shape the direction of European policy on waster, but also on the entire product life-cycle from production to consumption and from waste to the secondary raw material market.
Beyond the Circular Economy, 2016 will see significant activity at the European level in the areas of chemicals legislation, notably looking at endocrine disruptors, nanomaterials, biocides. Under the Better Regulation scheme, the Commission will take a close look at the cumulative impact of chemicals legislation on the industry. And looking beyond, there is planned activity to reform the EU’s emissions trading scheme as well as industrial emissions directive.