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ECHA major news: Public SCIP database has finally been published!
Date: 14/09/2021

ECHA major news: Public SCIP database has finally been published!

Companies can now access data from the EU’s first public database of substances of very high concern in products, SCIP. The SCIP database now displays more than four million article notifications.

It aims to allow consumers to make more informed purchasing choices and help waste operators to further develop the re-use of articles and the recycling of materials.

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EPA announces further action on PBT substances
Date: 06/09/2021

EPA announces further action on PBT substances

The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will issue new rules on the five Persistent Bio-accumulative and Toxic which are currently subject to risk management rules in 2023.

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EU Commission publishes overview of EU Timber Regulation
Date: 02/08/2021

EU Commission publishes overview of EU Timber Regulation

European Commission publishes an overview for the year 2020.

Overview based on the analysis of information on the application of the EU Timber Regulation (Regulation EU No. 995/2010), submitted by EUTR Member States


 

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Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging adopted in Maine
Date: 15/07/2021

Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging adopted in Maine

Maine has become the first US State to enact legislation that requires producers to fund the recycling of packaging and report annually on the quantity and type of packaging sold.

The Act To Support and Improve Municipal Recycling Programs and Save Taxpayer Money requires Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection to contract with a packaging stewardship organisation to finance recycling infrastructure and public education programs in the state.

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ECHA Candidate list: 8 new substances added
Date: 08/07/2021

ECHA Candidate list: 8 new substances added

ECHA adds 8 subsctances that are used in cosmetics, scented articles, rubber, textiles, solvents, flame retardants and manufacture plastics products to the Candidate List. Most have been added tbecause they are hazardous to human health.

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EPA taking action on PFAS
Date: 11/06/2021

EPA taking action on PFAS

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) have announced three major actions on tackling PFAS within the U.S.;

 

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France reduces private copy fees for reconditioned phones and tablets
Date: 07/06/2021

France reduces private copy fees for reconditioned phones and tablets

The French Ministry of Culture has issued Decision 22 following unanimous agreement by the Private Copying Remuneration to reduce fees for reconditioned smartphones and tablets.

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EU Commission: Guidance on Single Use Plastics Directive
Date: 01/06/2021

EU Commission: Guidance on Single Use Plastics Directive

European Commission has published Guidance on the application of Single-Use Plastic rules.

European Commission provides guidance on the EU rules on single-use plastics and adopts an Implementing Decision on the monitoring and reporting of fishing gear placed on the market and waste fishing gear collected. These rules aim to reduce marine litter from single-use plastic products and fishing gear and promote the transition to a circular economy with innovative and sustainable business models, products, and materials.

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2020 EU Timber Regulation reports published
Date: 13/05/2021

2020 EU Timber Regulation reports published

The European Commission has published a table with links to Member State Reports for the Implementation of the EU Timber Regulation.

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RMI updated Conflict Minerals Reporting Template
Date: 29/04/2021

RMI updated Conflict Minerals Reporting Template

Yesterday, 28 April 2021 Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) has published an updated Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT).

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EU Council approves proposal to submit Chloropyrifos as Persistent Organic Pollutant
Date: 13/04/2021

EU Council approves proposal to submit Chloropyrifos as Persistent Organic Pollutant

The Council of the European Union has approved a Commission proposal that would list chlorpyrifos (CAS No: 2921-88-2, EC No 220-864-4) in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.

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UK Producer Responsibility Regime for Packaging Set for Radical Overhaul
Date: 25/03/2021

UK Producer Responsibility Regime for Packaging Set for Radical Overhaul

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a public consultation on Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging. The consultation seeks views on policy proposals that would require producers to bear the full cost of managing waste packaging from 2023.

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Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) UK Consultation Opens
Date: 22/03/2021

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) UK Consultation Opens

Government consultation opens on plans to monitor, reduce and eliminate Persistent Organic Pollutants
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Clarity provided on compliance with EU eco-design regulations
Date: 26/02/2021

Clarity provided on compliance with EU eco-design regulations

EU eco-design amendment regulations for many energy using products have been published today which aim to provide clarification and reference information to assist manufacturers in complying with the requirements.

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ECHA news: Launch of Public SCIP database has been delayed
Date: 19/02/2021

ECHA news: Launch of Public SCIP database has been delayed

Advice on oversized SCIP dossiers
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Latest Update to the TSCA Inventory
Date: 03/02/2021

Latest Update to the TSCA Inventory

The latest TSCA Inventory is now available. The TSCA Inventory is a list of all existing chemical substances manufactured, processed, or imported in the U.S.

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How to comply with REACH chemical regulations
Date: 28/01/2021

How to comply with REACH chemical regulations

Read updated Gov.uk Guidance on how to comply with the EU and UK REACH chemical regulations when using, making, selling or importing chemicals in the UK and in the EU.

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2 chemicals used in inks and to produce plastics and rubber tyres were added to ECHA Candidate list
Date: 19/01/2021

2 chemicals used in inks and to produce plastics and rubber tyres were added to ECHA Candidate list

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 211 chemicals that may harm people or the environment.

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SCIP database received 5 million notifications for harmful chemicals in products
Date: 12/01/2021

SCIP database received 5 million notifications for harmful chemicals in products

Since 5 January, companies have had to submit data to ECHA on chemicals of concern in their products. Over five million notifications have already been received in the SCIP database, and the data will be published in the coming months.

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