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Cover of report "Do new generations of active pharmaceuticals for human use require an adaption of the environmental risk assessment?"
Chemicals

Do new generations of active pharmaceuticals for human use require an adaption of the environmental risk assessment? - Part II: Case studies


In view of the advanced development of new specific active pharmaceutical ingredients, the question arises as to whether the established standard procedures for the environmental risk assessment in the context of marketing authorization are still sufficient to adequately cover relevant effects on environmental organisms. The focus of this project is on specific test strategies for substances from...read more

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135
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Cover des Berichts "Research and Monitoring Activities on Litter in Groundwater, Rivers, Lakes, Transitional Waters and Soil"
Chemicals, Waste | Resources, Health, Soil | Land, Water

Research and Monitoring Activities on Litter in Groundwater, Rivers, Lakes, Transitional Waters and Soil


The report is based on the results of a questionnaire on current and planned research and monitoring activities on waste in various environmental compartments, which was distributed to European countries via the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). It analyses current and planned research and monitoring activities as well as reduction strategies in relation to waste in water and soil. The report high...read more

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Cover of report "Dialogues on the appropriate management of substances of concern in the circular economy"
Chemicals, Waste | Resources

Dialogues on the appropriate management of substances of concern in the circular economy


The project "Dialogues on the appropriate management of substances of concern in the circular economy" aimed to develop a common understanding of the challenges at the interface between chemicals and waste legislation among the stakeholders involved. Furthermore, a current status quo was established on the basis of a literature review. Three workshops were organised as part of the project to addre...read more

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165
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Cover des Berichts "Strengthening the recycling of technical plastics in the view of increasing substance legislation requirements using the example of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and end-of-life vehicles (ELVs)"
Chemicals, Waste | Resources

Strengthening the recycling of technical plastics in the view of increasing substance legislation requirements using the example of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) - KUREA

English Summary


Although there is a considerable potential for the recycling of technical plastics from ELV and WEEE in Germany, the status is deficient and targeted measures are needed to develop appropriate capacities.The report provides a comprehensive status quo analysis on the legal framework, material requirements, a description of the most relevant types of plastics as well as interfering and polluting sub...read more

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98
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Cover des Berichts "Intermediate uses of petroleum and coal substances - a regulatory issue?"
Chemicals

Intermediate uses of petroleum and coal substances - a regulatory issue?

Environmental emission assessment of substances of very high concern from petroleum and coal fractions in intermediates


This study explores the intermediate uses of 53 petroleum and coal stream (PetCo) substances, focusing on 15 marker constituents with properties of concern such as carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, reprotoxicity, persistence, bioaccumulation, and endocrine disruption. It investigates the potential for these constituents to transfer during intermediate use into the new substance or product and into th...read more

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99
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Climate | Energy, Economy | Consumption, Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Setting a Standard for GHG-Neutrality

How to improve the new ISO on carbon neutral organizations and products


In late 2023, the International Standard Organization (ISO) published a new standard on carbon neutrality: ISO 14068-1. It provides terminology, principles and requirements for GHG-neutral organizations and products, agreed by international experts. However, it contains significant shortcomings as it allows GHG-neutrality claims to be made using  high fossil based GHG emissions and environment-dam...read more

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fact sheet
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8
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Cover des Berichts "Supply and demand in the ETS 2 - Assessment of the new EU ETS for road transport, buildings and other sectors"
Climate | Energy

Supply and demand in the ETS 2

Assessment of the new EU ETS for road transport, buildings and other sectors


The study looks at the functioning of the new emission trading system for road transport, buildings, and small installations (ETS 2) in the EU. It explains the rules governing the supply of allowances including the functioning of the market stability reserve (MSR) and the price containment mechanisms. Furthermore, it assesses the balance of supply and demand as well as auctioning revenues under di...read more

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Climate Change
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46
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Cover des Berichts "Nanocarrier - Part I: Overview and categorization of nanocarriers"
Chemicals, Health, Agriculture

Nanocarrier - Part I: Overview and categorization of nanocarriers


This report summarizes the current state of knowledge on nanocarriers based on a literature review of existing nanocarriers and those under development. Nanocarriers are considered as innovative materials ("advanced materials") which enable transport, protection and (targeted) release of active ingredients. The report presents a characterisation of the field of nanocarriers by identifying, describ...read more

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