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ECHA news: Important SCIP version 2.0 update
Date: 24/11/2021

ECHA news: Important SCIP version 2.0 update

ECHA has announced an importance update to its SCIP database.

SCIP database version 2.0 will include the ability to search by SCIP number. This will provide downstream companies greater visibility regarding substances of concern in their sourced components.

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UK EPR consultation results to be published in early 2022
Date: 22/11/2021

UK EPR consultation results to be published in early 2022

Companies should prepare for changes to UK EPR legislation. The number of responses to the consultation correlates with its potential business impact.

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EPA announces proposed rule to extend TSCA restrictions for PIP (3:1)
Date: 22/10/2021

EPA announces proposed rule to extend TSCA restrictions for PIP (3:1)

EPA has proposed a rule to extend the compliance date for restricting the use of PIP (3:1)-containing articles until October 31, 2024 to allow supply chains to manage its substitution where possible. PIP (3:1) is used in a range of products including laptops, cellphones and other electrical and electronic equipment.

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RMI published new Extended Minerals Reporting Template (EMRT)
Date: 21/10/2021

RMI published new Extended Minerals Reporting Template (EMRT)

Yesterday, 20 October 2021 at RMI members meeting was announced a formal launch of a new template - EMRT v. 1.0

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Finland have expanded scope of packaging compliance to include online sales
Date: 06/10/2021

Finland have expanded scope of packaging compliance to include online sales

Revised waste legislation entered into force in Finland in July 2021. From now on also online operators selling products to users in Finland are included in the scope of producer responsibility for packaging. This means they are obliged to participate in funding the collection and recycling of the packaging material that enters Finland through their distance sales.

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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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