3M in hot water with Dutch Government over river pollution
The Netherlands administration plans to hold chemicals manufacturer 3M to account for polluting the Western Scheldt river with PFAS, according to a report published by Reuters.
EU to redefine carbon neutral as part of anti-greenwashing rules
The European Parliament has voted in favor of a set of anti-greenwashing rules that, if they are passed into law, will see sustainability claims made by companies subject to greater scrutiny, according to a report published by Edie.
ASA raps Wild’s knuckles over ‘misleading’ deodorant ad
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has ordered natural deodorant brand Wild to pull an ad that claimed that competing deodorants or antiperspirants caused skin irritation, worsened body odor and were harmful to health.
Will the European Union backpaddle on environmental regulations?
French President Emmanuel Macron has questioned the need for further environmental regulation from the European Union, according to a report published by the Wall Street Journal.
CTPA: UK has not and will not scrap animal testing ban
Following a UK High Court ruling on a judicial review of the Home Office’s policy on animal testing in the UK, the CTPA has issued a statement contradicting media reports that suggest that animal testing could be reintroduced.
Member States call for EU-wide microplastics curbs
Germany, the Netherlands, France and three further Member States are calling on the European Union to legislate in order to prevent the release of microplastics into the environment, according to a report published by Reuters.
Czech Republic debates CBD ban
The Czech equivalent of the FDA is proposing a ban on CBD-based products and other hemp-derived cannabinoids, according to a report published by Hemp Today.
Level Up urges L’Oréal to pull ‘toxic’ hair relaxers from shelves
A UK-based feminist organisation, Level Up is calling on L’Oréal to pull its chemical hair relaxers from shelves after a key ingredient was linked to a higher risk of cancer, according to a report published by The Guardian.
Gucci premises inspected by European Commission over anti-trust concerns
Kering has announced that the Italian premises of its Gucci brand are being inspected by the European Commission as part of a preliminary investigation into the fashion sector in several countries under EU antitrust rules.
Germany revisits plans to legalize cannabis
Germany has revisited its proposal to legalize cannabis in the wake of feedback from the European Commission, according to a report published by Reuters. The amended legislation, if passed, would greenlight the private cultivation and distribution of the drug via non-profits but stop short of granting blanket permission to sell.