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REACH revision further delayed - a "life and death” matter.

Oct-25-2022 Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability EU chemicals strategy EU REACH Green & sustainable chemistry

As presented in the “Eu Strategy on Sustainable Chemicals” in 2020, the EU REACH regulation was about to be revised and updated by end of 2022 to better correspond to the sustainability plans of t...

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Sustainable Use of Pesticides: Updates on the Directive 2009/128/EC

Oct-24-2022 EU chemicals strategy PPP

The European Parliament has actively monitored the implementation of the legal framework of Directive 2009/128/EC which specifically regulates the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (SUDP). Timelines ...

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Belgium requests views on SVHCs for EDC action plan

Oct-20-2022 Circular Economy Action Plan EDCs SVHC

On 3 October 2022, as a step into the Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC) blueprint that was received in June, the Belgian Federal Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Public Health sent a survey ...

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Discussions opened for the updated proposal on the European Food Contact Material legislation.

Oct-19-2022 FCM Packaging Plastics

The proposal to the European legislation on Food Contact Materials (FCMs) has now been opened for public consultation. The FCM legislation has been in place since 2004 and has been criticized for not ...

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Argentina Australia and the US comment on lithium classification proposals

Oct-12-2022 ECHA Electrical & electronics Product classification

In August the European battery industry was joined by Argentina, Australia, and the US in warning against classification of Lithium compounds under the EU’s CLP. Their statements were sent to the Co...

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Study on cadmium quantum dot RoHS exemption by German Institute

Oct-11-2022 Chemical inventory SVHC

Under the EU Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), Germany’s Öko-Institut has initiated an evaluation on exemption requests for c...

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RoHS exemption for use of lead in medical devices is approved by the European Commission

Oct-11-2022 Electrical & electronics Restricted substances in EEE

A seven-year extension, valid until 30 June 2027, to the exemption for the use of lead in medical equipment under the EU Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) has been approved b...

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