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Candidate List reaches 201 substances
Date: 16/07/2019

Candidate List reaches 201 substances

Four new substances have been added to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern. There are now 201 SVHCs.

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12 companies face enforcement action from UK Office of Product Safety & Standards
Date: 04/07/2019

12 companies face enforcement action from UK Office of Product Safety & Standards

The UK Office of Product Safety & Standards has published its latest summary of enforcement actions. This shows that the emphasis on enforcement action has been in respect of the Timber and Timber Products (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2013.

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Visit The Compliance Map at the upcoming IPC & ITI Environmental Product Requirements Conference
Date: 24/05/2019

Visit The Compliance Map at the upcoming IPC & ITI Environmental Product Requirements Conference

The Compliance Map will be sponsoring the upcoming IPC & ITI Conference on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Requirements on June 3rd in Boston, June 5th in Chicago and June 7th in San Jose.

 

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China RoHS Conformity Assessment System announced
Date: 23/05/2019

China RoHS Conformity Assessment System announced

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published the implementation arrangements for the conformity assessment system for the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products.

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New Conflict Minerals Reporting Template available
Date: 01/05/2019

New Conflict Minerals Reporting Template available

The Responsible Minerals Initiative has published version 5.12 of its Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) on its website. 

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Consultation opens on RoHS exemptions
Date: 19/03/2019

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 three new RoHS exemptions and the renewal of three existing RoHS exemption.

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Bevacizumab added to Proposition 65 List
Date: 13/03/2019

Bevacizumab 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 to include Bevacizumab. This chemical is sold under the trade name Avastin and is used as a cancer treatment.

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Standard EU registration and reporting format established for producers of electrical and electronic equipment
Date: 25/02/2019

Standard EU registration and reporting format established for producers of electrical and electronic equipment

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/290 establishes a harmonised data structure and format for the registration and reporting of producers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) for all EU Member States. This aims to reduce the administrative burden for producers operating in several Member States.

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Consultation opens on UK packaging waste legislation reform
Date: 24/02/2019

Consultation opens on UK packaging waste legislation reform

The UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a public consultation on reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system. The consultation seeks views on measures to reduce packaging and increase recycling through extended producer responsibility.

 

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Candidate List reaches 197 substances
Date: 15/01/2019

Candidate List reaches 197 substances

Six substances have been added to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern. There are now 197 SVHCs.

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New chemicals added to Proposition 65 List
Date: 27/11/2018

New chemicals 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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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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