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Webinar covering Changes to Compliance Regulations in the Electronics Industry
Date: 24/04/2018

Webinar covering Changes to Compliance Regulations in the Electronics Industry

Join us on April 25th at 9.00am PDT for an overview of changes to Compliance Regulations in the Electronics Industry

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Consultation launched on new RoHS substances
Date: 21/04/2018

Consultation launched on new RoHS substances

The Oeko-Institut has launched a consultation to assess additional substances for inclusion in the List of Restricted Substances (Annex II) under the RoHS Directive.

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China RoHS2 catalogue announced
Date: 21/03/2018

China RoHS2 catalogue announced

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has released the first product catalogue of electrical and electronic products falling under scope of China RoHS2.

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REACH Enforcement Project reveals 18% non-compliance with REACH restrictions
Date: 17/02/2018

REACH Enforcement Project reveals 18% non-compliance with REACH restrictions

ECHA has published results of the fourth REACH-EN-FORCE project. The project included 5 625 product checks across 27 countries and focussed on 14 different restriction entries in REACH Annex XVII. The average non-compliance rate was 18 %.

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Project launched on additional RoHS substances
Date: 19/02/2018

Project launched on additional RoHS substances

The Oeko-Institut has begun a project to review the list of restricted substances and assess a new exemption request.

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Consultation opens on proposed amendments to the Products Containing Mercury Regulations
Date: 04/02/2018

Consultation opens on proposed amendments to the Products Containing Mercury Regulations

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) have launched a public consultation on proposed changes to the Products Containing Mercury Regulations.

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Consultation opens on new RoHS exemptions
Date: 05/10/2017

Consultation opens on new RoHS exemptions

The Oeko-Institut and Fraunhofer IZM have launched a stakeholder consultation on behalf of the European Commission on three RoHS exemptions requests.

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GreenScreen Version 1.4 updated
Date: 25/01/2018

GreenScreen Version 1.4 updated

Version 1.4 of the GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals Hazard Assessment Guidance has been updated to assess the hazards of chemicals, materials, polymers and products. 

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Candidate List reaches 181 substances
Date: 15/01/2018

Candidate List reaches 181 substances

ECHA has added seven new substances to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern. There are now 181 SVHCs.

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GRI consults on revised water reporting standard
Date: 11/01/2018

GRI consults on revised water reporting standard

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has launched a second public consultation on GRI 303 Water following revisions made in response to the initial consultation in 2017.

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Webinar on amendments to Yukon WEEE regulations
Date: 07/01/2018

Webinar on amendments to Yukon WEEE regulations

The Yukon Government and Electronic Products Recycling Association will provide a webinar to producers of electrical and electronic equipment on January 10, 2018 regarding changes to the Designated Materials Regulation.

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Global E-Waste Monitor 2017 reveals growing e-waste problem
Date: 14/12/2017

Global E-Waste Monitor 2017 reveals growing e-waste problem

The report found that 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-waste were generated in 2016, an increase of 3.3 million metric tonnes from 2014 and predicts that the total will rise to 52.2 million metric tonnes by 2021.

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REACH enforcement project to target suppliers of consumer articles
Date: 27/11/2017

REACH enforcement project to target suppliers of consumer articles

The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement has begun a project to verify compliance with the notification and communication obligations of substances in articles in REACH.

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RoHS Directive amended
Date: 23/11/2017

RoHS Directive amended

Following review by the European Commission, Directive (EU) 2017/2102 has been published which amends the scope of the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.

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Two substances added to Prop 65 List
Date: 15/11/2017

Two substances added to Prop 65 List

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has updated the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

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RoHS exemptions list updated
Date: 06/11/2017

RoHS exemptions list updated

Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/1975 has been published in the European Union amending Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU.

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Revised Proposition 65 List published
Date: 30/10/2017

Revised Proposition 65 List published

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has updated the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

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Visit Compliance Map at the upcoming EICC Responsible Electronics 2017 conference
Date: 10/10/2017

Visit Compliance Map at the upcoming EICC Responsible Electronics 2017 conference

Come visit The Compliance Map at the upcoming EICC Responsible Electronics conference Oct. 16-20, 2017

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ECHA advises businesses on impact of Brexit on REACH obligations
Date: 27/09/2017

ECHA advises businesses on impact of Brexit on REACH obligations

ECHA has launched a new section on its website dedicated to providing information on the impact of Brexit. From 30 March 2019 onwards, when the UK formally withdraws from the EU, UK based businesses will no longer be subject to REACH legislation and will instead be subject to UK legislation and EU businesses will be subject to UK rules on the import and use of substances.

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