EU Environment Report - March 2012

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In this issue:

- Chemicals

*Member states to evaluate chemicals published in first list of substances under REACH Regulation

*EU restricts the use of phosphates and other phosphorus compounds in detergents

*ECHA publishes summary of consumer products containing Substances of Very High Concern

*EU toughens cadmium limits for toys

*EU Court pronounces on definition of biocidal products

*France sets temporary new ban on GM maize

- Climate Change

*European Commission publishes new guidance on Best Available Technique (BAT) reference documents and quality assurance for industrial emissions

*EC publishes BAT for glass, iron, and steel

*Poland still not convinced by EU emissions policy

- Eco-Design

*New eco-design standards for air conditioning appliances

- Other

*EU contests China’s policy on rare earth exports

- The Month Ahead Workshops & Conferences

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