EU court overrules plastics lobby, confirms BPA dangerous for wildlife


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The EU Court (General Court) has today confirmed that the European Chemicals Agency was right when it decided that bisphenol A (BPA) – a chemical used to make plastics – is of ‘very high concern’ for wildlife.

It is the third case on BPA before the EU courts. The General Court had previously confirmed the EU decisions recognising BPA as having disruptive properties for humans – specifically on their reproductive and hormonal systems.

With today’s ruling, the General Court upheld ECHA’s 2018 decision recognising BPA as a hormone-disrupting chemical for wildlife, rejecting an attempt by trade association PlasticsEurope to reverse ECHA’s decision.

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