EU Environment Report - April 2012

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In this issue:

- Chemicals

..New ban on cadmium in batteries proposed by EC

..Commission review of nanosilver

..Sweden considers new BPA ban for children’s food packaging

..Dry cleaning activities to be restricted in France

..New lead ban proposed in Sweden under REACH

..New ECHA Guidance on data sharing under REACH

- Climate Change

..EU Parliament says “no” to new Commission fuel tax proposal

- Waste

..ECJ rules on disclosure requirements on waste shipment documents

- Other

..MEPs and EU member states agree on Seveso II revisions

- The Month Ahead

..Workshops & Conferences

Excerpt from New ban on cadmium in batteries proposed by EC

The European Commission has proposed a ban on cadmium in batteries for cordless power tools (CPT), one of the last remaining uses of the substance permitted under the Batteries Directive. The proposed ban would take effect from 1 January 2016. The Batteries Directive bans the sale of batteries containing more than 0.002% cadmium by weight, and currently exempts CPT, alarm systems, and medical equipment...

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