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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) 

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 access)

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)


Anja Leetz at the Clinic of the Future Confernce, June 2015 (Das Krankenhaus - 08/2015)

Using Procurement to Improve the Sustainability of Healthcare (EC GPP News Alert - 12/10/2015)

ICCM4 Agrees Post-2020 Process (Chemical Watch - 05/10/2015)

Prevention is Still Better than Cure (CPME Newsletter - 01/10/2015)

Evidence for EDCs 'more definitive than ever' (Chemical Watch - 29/09/2015)

Council set to oppose medical device EDC ban (ENDS Europe - 06/07/2015)

Article on the report 'Bad Medicine' (EurActiv - 12/06/2015)

Short feature under Zoom in on healthcare procurement (European Commission GPP News-Alert - 04/2015)

Dutch TV programme alleges syringes leak BPA and BADGE (Chemical Watch - 31/03/2015)

Alternatives to BPA in medical devices needed – experts (ENDS Europe - 02/01/2015)


Legal actions dogs phthalate's European authorisation (Chemical Watch - 27/11/2014)

Hospital innovation partnership set to deliver high quality, sustainable patient care (Guardian - 13/11/2014)

The WIDES Database (EMH Magazine - 11/2014)

Pharmcautical trade Body and Health Care Without Harm Europe conclude Joint Debate to Work Towards Solutions for Pharmaceuticals in the Enviornment ( - 27/10/2014)

EU leaders set 2030 climate, energy targets (ENDS Europe - 24/10/2014)

NGO releases Spanish and Italian versions of EDC leaflet (Chemical Watch - 11/09/2014)

Dans les poches des transfusés, du sang et phthalates ( - 09/08/2014)

Declare climate change health emergency, say charities (RTCC - 29/08/2014)

Saicm releases stakeholder comments on pharmaceutical pollutants (Chemical Watch - 13/08/2014)

Health NGO launches questionnaire on safer medical devices (Chemical Watch - 03/07/2014)

EU procurement criteria for medical devices overlook BPA (Chemical Watch - 02/07/2014)

Minska ljudnivåerna på sjukhus - den största utmaningen för hälso- och sjukvården i Europa (MyNewsDesk - 24/06/2014)

Call to harmonise pharmaceutical waste collection and disposal (European Environment & Packaging Law - 12/02/2014)

Unused Pharmaceuticals Where Do They End Up? ( – 11/02/2014)  

Medical waste rules should be harmonised - study (ENDS Europe - 10/02/2014)

NGO calls for improved nanomedicine EU regulatory framework (Chemical Watch - 16/01/2014)

Parliament backs new public procurement laws (ENDS Europe - 15/01/2014)

Nano health products 'require better regulation' (ENDS Europe - 14/01/2014)

ECHA publishes comments on phthalate authorisation consultations (Chemical Watch - 14/01/2014)


MEP vote is 'progress' towards making medical devices safer (The Parliament - 23/10/2013)

Global treaty on mercury formally adopted (ENDS Europe - 11/10/2013)

Appel de l'OMS pour éliminer les thermomètres à mercure (Le Monde - 11/10/2013)

WHO launches drive against mercury thermometers (France 24 - 11/10/2013)

Healthcare procurement must not come at expense of environment, health and workers' rights (The Parliament - 01/10/2013)

MEPs vote to ban phthalates, EDCs from medical devices (Chemical Watch - 26/09/2013)

MEPs agree medical devices restrictions (ENDS Europe - 26/09/2013)

Rebranding Climate Change as a Public Health Issue (TIME - 08/08/2013)

Call for end to hazardous chemicals in medical devices (Chemical Watch - 1/07/2013)

Call to restrict chemicals in medical devices (ENDS Europe - 27/06/2013)

EU report stresses the need for new approaches to environmental health (GHP Blog - 23/06/2013)

Anja Leetz, Executive Director, Health Care Without Harm Europe (Research Europe – 06/06/2013)

Analysis: Health Care Without Harm Europe (International Innovation Magazine - 20/04/2013)


How does reducing carbon emissions directly benefit health in the EU? (TckTckTck - 10/07/2012)

Creating a greener and healthier Europe: a policy blueprint (Public Service Europe -30/04/2012)

The climate is changing – is Europe ready? (The European Policy Centre - 09/2012)

An International Organization for Greener Medical Practices (Ways2GoGreen - 14/09/2012)

Cut emissions, boost health (European Voice - 02/02/2012)


Are manufacturers getting the green signals? (Medical Device Network - 02/12/2011)

US Healthcare organisations coorperate on safer chemicals procurement tool (Chemical Watch - 02/11/2011)

Parliament committee backs 30 per cent carbon emissions target (The Parliament - 24/05/2011)

Exposure survey highlights need for global mercury ban (Toxics Alert - 02/2011)

Environmental NGOs call for strong mercury treaty in Japan (Chemical Watch - 24/01/2011)


Higher Co2 reduction target 'will save on EU health budget' (The Parliament - 15/09/2010)

Health groups renew push for 30% CO2 target (ENDS Europe – 15/09/2010)

Greenhouse Gas Emission Cuts Promise Health Benefits (Scientific American - 14/09/2010) 

Health Dividend Seen in Deeper Emission Cuts (The New York Times - 13/09/2010)


Study examines toxic chemicals in US health workers (Chemical Watch - 15/10/2009)

Health impacts ‘must influence’ climate deal (ENDS Europe – 06/10/2009)

Climate change doesn’t just affect the planet – it has human consequences as well (The Irish Times 08/12/2009)

Health Care Without Harm Europe Releases Green Procurement Guide (Healthcare Design - 18/09/2007)

Parliament votes in favour of waste recycling over incineration (Euractiv - 14/02/2007)