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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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US EPA reopens TSCA active-inactive reporting
Date: 06/01/2021

US EPA reopens TSCA active-inactive reporting

In response to requests from industry, EPA has announced that it will reopen reporting of chemicals manufactured, imported, or processed in the United States under the TSCA Active-Inactive rule.

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Consultation on RoHS exemptions to be launched before the end of the year
Date: 17/12/2020

Consultation on RoHS exemptions to be launched before the end of the year

A new RoHS project (Pack 22) for the assessment of sixteen requests for nine exemptions listed in  Annex III of Directive 2011/65/EU has started. The study shall cover exemptions 6(a)/6(a)-I, 6(b)/6(b)-I, 6(b)-II, 6(c), 7(a), 7(c)-I and 7(c)-II of Annex III.

A stakeholder consultation on RoHS exemptions to be launched before the end of the year.

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ECHA to submit microplastics restriction proposal to EU Commission
Date: 14/12/2020

ECHA to submit microplastics restriction proposal to EU Commission

ECHA's Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) has recommended that microplastics be restricted under REACH.

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EU Batteries Regulation published
Date: 10/12/2020

EU Batteries Regulation published

The EU Commission has proposed a new regulation to that would repeal EU Batteries Directive 2006/66 from 1 July 2023.

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Greece consults on changes to Waste Law
Date: 23/11/2020

Greece consults on changes to Waste Law

The Greek Ministry for Environment and Energy has launched an online consultation on amendments to Waste Management Law 4042/2012. Changes include the requirement for companies to report to the SCIP database as well as establish minimum requirements for EPR schemes.
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2020 Chemicals Data Reporting Deadline Extended
Date: 19/11/2020

2020 Chemicals Data Reporting Deadline Extended

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline for companies to submit chemical data required under the Toxic Substances Control Act to January 29 2021.

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UK: Introduction of a new plastic packaging tax
Date: 13/11/2020

UK: Introduction of a new plastic packaging tax

Yesterday, 12 November HM Revenue & Customs published a new policy paper: Introduction of a new plastic packaging tax.

All plastic packaging produced in, or imported into the UK, with less than 30% recycled plastic will be affected by the new tax.

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SCIP Database launched today!
Date: 28/10/2020

SCIP Database launched today!

ECHA has announced today that SCIP database is live and companies can start submitting data on SVHCs in their articles.

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New agreement for private copy levy in Sweden
Date: 08/10/2020

New agreement for private copy levy in Sweden

On the 6th October 2020, Copyswede and the Electronics industry signed a private copying compensation agreement. This new agreement requires importers, manufacturers and retailers to register with and report sales of mobile phones, computers, tablets, game consoles, hard drives and other types of storage media to Copyswede and pay applicable fees. 

 

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Defra Consults on Mandatory Due Diligence for Forest Risk Commodities
Date: 08/09/2020

Defra Consults on Mandatory Due Diligence for Forest Risk Commodities

A consultation has been launched on UK legislation that would require companies to complete forest risk commodity due diligence checks on their supply chain. The proposed law aims to prevent illegal deforestation.

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REACH enforcement to target consumer articles in 2022
Date: 01/07/2020

REACH enforcement to target consumer articles in 2022

The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement has agreed that its major enforcement project for 2022 (REF-10) will focus on consumer products.

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Candidate List reaches 209 substances
Date: 25/06/2020

Candidate List reaches 209 substances

Four new substances have been added to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern. There are now 209 SVHCs.

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Commision publishes latest news briefing on EU Timber Regulation
Date: 22/06/2020

Commision publishes latest news briefing on EU Timber Regulation

The European Commission has published its latest briefing on the EU Timber Regulation. The briefing aims to alert Member State Competent Authorities on risks and actions taken to reduce the risks associated with illegal timber.

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