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Consultation opens on RoHS exemptions
Date: 06/11/2018

Consultation opens on RoHS exemptions

The Oeko-Institut and Fraunhofer IZM have launched a stakeholder consultation on behalf of the European Commission on requests for a new RoHS exemption and the renewal of an existing RoHS exemption.

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Nickel (soluble compounds) added to Proposition 65 List
Date: 29/10/2018

Nickel (soluble compounds) added to Proposition 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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Visit Compliance Map at the upcoming RBA & RMI Annual 2018 Conference
Date: 22/10/2018

Visit Compliance Map at the upcoming RBA & RMI Annual 2018 Conference

Come visit The Compliance Map at the upcoming RBA & RMI Annual Conference Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2018

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Public consultation on substances proposed for REACH authorisation
Date: 05/09/2018

Public consultation on substances proposed for REACH authorisation

ECHA has launched a consultation on its proposal to include 18 new substances in the REACH Authorisation List.

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European Commission publishes guidelines for the identification of conflict-affected and high-risk areas and other supply chain risks
Date: 21/08/2018

European Commission publishes guidelines for the identification of conflict-affected and high-risk areas and other supply chain risks

Commission recommendation (EU) 2018/1149 provides guidelines on how EU importers can carry out their supply chain due diligence for compliance with the EU conflict minerals regulation (EU) 2017/821.

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UK Office for Product Safety and Standards publishes enforcement report
Date: 27/07/2018

UK Office for Product Safety and Standards publishes enforcement report

The report details enforcement actions taken in the period 1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018. All actions relate to breaches of the Timber and Timber Products (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2013.

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Study published on responsible sourcing of materials in the electronics industry
Date: 17/07/2018

Study published on responsible sourcing of materials in the electronics industry

The study, "Material Change," evaluates environmental, social and governance risks for 37 materials commonly used in the electronics and automotive industries.

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ECHA to provide database of SVHCs in articles
Date: 12/07/2018

ECHA to provide database of SVHCs in articles

ECHA will establish a new database on the presence of hazardous chemicals in articles by the end of 2019 for waste treatment operators and consumers. 

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Candidate List reaches 191 substances
Date: 28/06/2018

Candidate List reaches 191 substances

Ten new substances have been added to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern. There are now 191 SVHCs.

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REACH authorisation fees increased
Date: 25/06/2018

REACH authorisation fees increased

Regulation 2018/895 has been published in the European Union. The regulation increases the application fees for the authorisation of the use of substances listed in Annex XIV of REACH.

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EU Member State greenhouse gas emission targets published
Date: 19/06/2018

EU Member State greenhouse gas emission targets published

Regulation 2018/842 sets legally binding greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by EU Member States. The targets aim to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by 30% below 2005 levels in 2030.

 

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EU Packaging Targets published
Date: 15/06/2018

EU Packaging Targets published

Directive (EU) 2018/852 has been published in the European Union. This requires Member States to recycle 65% packaging waste by 2025 and 70% of packaging waste by 2030.

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Come visit The Compliance Map at the upcoming IPC & ITI Environmental Compliance Conference
Date: 01/06/2017

Come visit The Compliance Map at the upcoming IPC & ITI Environmental Compliance Conference

The Compliance Map will be sponsoring the upcoming IPC & ITI Conference on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Requirements on June 4th in Boston, June 6th in Chicago and June 8th in Silicon Valley.

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TRIM® VX added to Proposition 65 List
Date: 28/05/2018

TRIM® VX added to Proposition 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: 24/05/2018

RoHS exemptions list updated

Following applications for renewal of exemptions and a new exemption request, a series of Directives to amend Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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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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