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Designing environmentally responsible healthcare (The Ecologist - 29/10/2020)

The Plastic Pandemic Emergency (GOLD Magazine - 29/10/2020)

Hospitals Go Green & Healthy (Health Management Vol. 20 Issue 8 - 23/10/2020)

Six steps to promote recovery of the health and social care system from the covid-19 pandemic (BMJ - 24/09/2020)

PFAS EU Companies Facing COVID-19 Supply Impact (National Law Review - 22/09/2020)

Campaigners demand strict limits on 'chemical recycling' of plastic (ENDS Europe - 15/07/2020)

Commission proposes REACH CMR exemption for medical devices (Chemical Watch - 28/05/2020)

The pandemic is creating mountains of medical waste (Politico - 26/05/2020)

The hospital hit by a plastic epidemic [FR] (Les Jours 14/05/2020)

Coronavirus PPE likely to contain hazardous chemicals such as PFAS, NGO says (Chemical Watch - 05/05/2020)

NGO report: data gaps hamper use of safest hospital disinfectants (Chemical Watch - 01/05/2020)

NGOs urge EU member states to reject chromates authorisation (Chemical Watch - 29/04/2020)

Campaigners warn against ‘unlawful’ approval of chromium trioxide (ENDS Europe - 27/04/2020)

Dodgy disinfectants on the rise due to coronavirus (Politico - 24/04/2020)

Commission proposes postponing application of EU medical devices Regulation (Chemical Watch - 07/04/2020)

A deepening health crisis (The Parliament Magazine - 03/04/2020)

Living Planet: Can we really take single-use plastics out of medicine? (Deutsche Welle - 05/03/2020)

Climate emergency: new expert panel will set out how NHS can achieve net zero (British Medical Journal - 25/01/2020)

Industry says voluntary plan to curb antibiotic pollution is working, but critics want regulation (Science Mag - 24/01/2020)

Hospitals could ban commonly used anaesthetic for more eco-friendly version (Mirror Online - 04/01/2020)


NGO urges ‘stringent’ procedures for hazardous substances in medical devices (Chemical Watch - 17/12/2019) [paywall] (first click free)

Babies exposed to endocrine-disruptors in medical products, new study shows (EURACTIV - 05/12/2019)

Coalition sets priorities to “transform EU waste policy” (Circular - 21/11/2019)

EU publishes draft law to implement PFOA ban (Chemical Watch - 12/11/2019) [paywall] (first click free)

For healthy people, we need a healthy planet (British Medical Journal - 28/10/2019) 

Microplastic Pollution: German Study Finds Plastic Byproducts In Over 97% Of Children Tested (GreenQueen - 28/10/2019)

Harmful health or the impact of health on climate change (Mastelfolk - 24/10/2019) [HU]

European Commission publishes guidelines for phthalates in devices (BioWorld MedTech - 17/10/2019) [login required]

Non-PVC IV Bags Market Demands and Opportunities in Grooming Regions (Rapid News Network - 21/09/2019)

The NHS produces 5.4% of the UK’s greenhouse gases. How can hospitals cut their emissions? (The Guardian - 18/09/2019)

Phthalates in medical devices guidance draw 378 comments (Chemical Watch - 17/09/2019)

The health department Xàtiva-Ontinyent receives the prize for climate actions in London (Levante - 17/09/2019) [ES]

Antibiotics: when producing them can hurt. The environmental impacts of the supply chain and the challenges for global health (Altreconomia - 01/09/2019) [paywall] [IT]

EU member states set dental amalgam phase-out provisions (Chemical Watch - 03/09/2019) [paywall]

How Can the Healthcare Sector Leverage its Economic Power to Address Climate Change? (Business Fights Poverty Journal - 14/08/2019)

There is still no national plan to move away from dental amalgam ( - 09/08/2019 ) [PL]

ECHA round-up (Chemical Watch - 18/07/2019)

EU body urges Commission to fund research to tackle EDCs (Chemical Watch - 16/07/2019) [paywall]

Chemicals in healthcare (Chemicals in our life by ECHA 12/07/2019) 

Withdrawal of toxic mercury from dentistry: road map by 1 July 2019 at the latest ( - 24/06/2019) [PL]

NGO Platform: Unnecessary EU exemption permits toxic chemicals in healthcare (Chemical Watch - 17/06/2019) [paywall] (First click free)

What are the two mercury seals thrown into the sewerage system? Poland emits mercury in the air and water and is doing well with it ( - 13/06/2019) [PL]

EU conduct at COP9 of Stockholm Convention criticised ( - 28/05/2019)

Non PVC IV Bags Market rowing Growth Opportunities, Driving Factors With Top Players (Digital Day News - 28/05/2019)

NGOs criticise EU for requiring exemption from global PFOA ban (Chemical Watch - 23/05/2019)

Civil Society condemns the EU’s conduct in "undermining an otherwise effective" worldwide ban of toxic chemical PFOA (EU Today - 11/05/2019)

Plastics that save us may also hurt us (Politico PRO - 09/05/2019)

Campaigners demand tougher rules to limit pharma pollution (ENDS Europe - 11/04/2019) [paywall]

Commission sets strategy to cut medicine pollution (Politico PRO - 11/04/2019)

Schools, universities, hospitals… cities’ new allies to change the food system (Urban Food Futures - 04/04/2019) [available also in FR]

Adoption of Non-PVC IV Bags Market to Surge During the Forecast Period Owing to Increased Consumer Demand (Titan Chronicle - 18/03/2019)

Global Non Pvc Iv Bags Market to Exhibit Significant Opportunity Assessment During the Forecast Period (Digital Day News - 14/03/2019) 

EU residents carry 1.5 thousand tons of mercury ( - 11/03/2019) [PL]

HCWH will monitor the results of the fight against amalgam ( - 07/03/2019) [PL]

NGO issues dental amalgam phase-out guidelines for practitioners (Chemical Watch - 18/02/2019) [paywall]

NGO releases briefing about phasing down dental amalgam (Dental Tribune - 29/01/2019)

NGO publishes guidelines for procurement of safer medical devices (Chemical Watch - 24/01/2019) [paywall]

NGO sets out action plan for EU dental amalgam phase-out (Chemical Watch - 21/01/2019)


Antimicrobial Resistance: Is pharmaceutical pollution creating superbugs (Pharma Technology Focus - 12/2018)

EU Move to Restrict Chemical Phthalates Sparks Blood Bag Concern (Bloomberg Environment - 12/12/2018)

New procurement rules to save antibiotics (WaterFront 3-4/12/2018)

Antibiotic manufacturing in India: the European inaction (Le Monde - 11/12/2018) [FR]

Health Europa Quarterly Issue 07: explore the world of health and medicine (Health Europa - 19/11/2018)

Disinfectants threat (Chemistry & Industry - 08/11/2018) [paywall]

Healthcare must rise to climate change challenge (Health Europa Quarterly p. 9 - 11/2018)

HCWH Europe: Greater action needed on AMR (Health Europa Quarterly p. 10 - 11/2018)

Special future: CleanMed Europe 2018 (Health Europa Quarterly pp. 62-69 - 11/2018)

India Will Aim To Reduce Air Pollution By 20% To 30% By 2024: Modi Government Official (Huffpost - 01/11/2018)

Assessing the environmental risk of pharmaceuticals (Health Europa - 01/11/2018)

The Netherlands’ journey towards more sustainable healthcare (Health Europa - 24/10/2018)

Is there a role for emergency medicine in climate change mitigation & response? (Health Europa - 19/10/2018)

Time for change: EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets (Health Europa - 12/10/2018)

Pharma and the environment: pollution continues despite public pressure (Pharmaceutical Technology - 02/10/2018)

Sustainable development in the healthcare sector (Healhcare Magazine - 13/09/2018) [FR]

Pharmaceutical pollution linked to rise in superbugs (The Telegraph - 11/09/2018)

HCWH Europe calls on MEPs to push for greater action on antimicrobial resistance (Health Europa - 07/09/2018)

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment ( - 02/08/2018)

The Safer Pharma campaign to eliminate pharmaceuticals in the environment (Health Europa Quarterly pp. 204-205 07/2018)

Safer Pharma campaign – pharmaceuticals in the environment (Market Business News - 27/07/2018)

The Safer Pharma campaign to eliminate pharmaceuticals in the environment (Health Europa 27/07/2018)

NGO sets out to find safest hospital disinfectants (Chemical Watch - 05/07/2018)

European Commission urged to act on pharmaceuticals in the environment (Politico PRO - 02/07/2018)

Heavy workload delays EU report on environmental impact of drugs (EurActiv - 19/06/2018)

NGOs hit out at plans for Horizon 2020 successor (Politico PRO - 26/04/2018)

Vivantes Klinikum Neukölln is doing pioneering work for climate protection (19/03/2018) [DE]

When hospitals embark on the fight against climate change (Liberation - 03/02/2018) [FR]

How can we best communicate the impacts of climate change? (Thomson Reuters Foundation - 05/01/0218)


Putting healthcare food waste in the spotlight ( - 12/12/2017)

Health and environment groups call for EU law to tackle pharma waste (Politico - 17/11/2017) [paywall]

EU urged to tighten controls on pharma pollution (ENDS Europe - 17/11/2017) [paywall]

Declaration expressing concern about pharmaceuticals in the EU environment signed (Hospital Healthcare Europe - 17/11/2017)

Opinion: Why the healthcare sector is prescribing climate action (Deutsche Welle - 13/11/2017) [Also available in German: DE]

Members of the EU Food Platform urge European Council to set food targets now (Resource Efficient Business - 06/11/2017)

Programme for the 'Congreso de Restauración Colectiva 2017' (Republica - 18/10/2017) [Spanish]

Recommendations for the purchase of healthy and sustainable food in hospitals (Restauración Colectiva - 13/09/2017) [Spanish]

The transistion in actions (Fondation Carosso - 11/09/2017) [French]

Minamata Convention on Mercury Enters into Force (Environment News Service - 16/08/2017)

A report from HCWH Europe collects best practices of food in the health sector (Geriatric Area - 11/09/2017) [Spanish]

Germany launches sustainable chemistry centre (Chemical Watch - 24/07/2017) [paywall]

Europe's new AMR action plan falls short of high hopes (Politico - 29/06/2017) [paywall]

Becton Dickinson reports progress on substitution (Chemical Watch - 16/06/2017) [paywall]

NGOs urge dentists: implement EU mercury ban immediately (Chemical Watch - 28/04/2017)

MEPs vote to boost recycling rates and limit food waste (Euractiv - 14/03/2017)

Medical technology: Advancing too fast for its own good? (EU Observer - 08/02/2017)

EU agrees dental amalgam ban in children, pregnant and breastfeeding women (International Dental Products for China - 01/02/2017) [Chinese]


Europe to Decide On Use of Mercury in Dentistry (allAfrica - 06/12/2016)

EU NGOs repeat calls for dental amalgam ban (Chemical Watch - 02/12/2016)

UK Called Upon To Phase Out Dental Amalgam (Blue & Green Tomorrow - 02/12/2016)

New Film Showcases Health Care's Mission to Protect People and the Planet (NHS SDU - 28/11/2016)

PMMT presenta el proyecto de innovación Friendly Materials en CleanMed Europe 2016 (PMMT present the innovation of friendly materials project ath CleanMed Europe 2016) [Spanish] ( - 26/11/2016)

Le mercure delaisse pour combler les caries? (Mercury no longer used to fill cavities?) [French, paywall] (Le Soir - 09/11/2016)

The unhealthy emphasis on ecocomics (Adela Maghear in ChemicalWatch Global Business Briefing - October 2016) (online article [paywall])

Healthy and sustainable hospital food at Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen (Food for Life - 27/10/2016)

New WHO policy paper reviews opportunities to promote environmental sustainability in health systems (WHO - 20/10/2016)

Denmark inspires sustainable health [Danish] ( - 19/10/2016)

The PVC Free Blood Bag Project at CleanMed Europe 2016 (MELITEK - 03/10/2016)

October events (Sustainable Procurement Platform - 10/2016)

Workshop on sustainable and healthy food in healthcare (Refresh - 09/2016)

CleanMed Europe 2016 event listing ( - 09/2016)

Pharmaceuticals Policy Officer - Adela Maghear, discusses AMR on Slovakian radio "Klebisella vs Hospitals 1-0" [Audio] (RTV Radio - 16/08/2016)

CleanMed Europe: Europe's Leading Conference on Sustainable Healthcare (MediLinkUK - 08/07/2016)

CleanMed Europe 2016 (MediLinkUK - 07/07/2016)

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment Spark Controversy ( - 02/07/2016)

Council and Parliament reach deal on medical devices regulations (Chemical Watch - 21/06/2016)

Hazardous substance limits agreed for medical devices (ENDS Europe - 20/06/2016)

CleanMed Europe 2016 in Copenhagen [Swedish] (Swedish Doctors for the Environment - 02/05/2016)

Antibiotics are becoming less effective, and new drugs are urgently needed (Politico - 25/02/2016)

HCWH Europe featured on Dutch TV show 'Radar' speaking about EDCs in medical devices (NPO - 08/01/2016)

HCWH Climate Change & Health Care Conference, Paris 2015 (Das Krankenhaus - 01/2016)