27 April 2017
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Health Canada (HC) have released for consultation a proposed regulatory approach for prohibiting asbestos and asbestos-containing products.
Consistent with plans announced late last year, it calls for the enactment of regulations that would ban the import, use and sale of as..
27 April 2017 / Kuwait, Oman, Personal care, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
The six Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), plus Yemen, have notified the WTO of draft technical regulations for cosmetics and personal care products.
The regulations set the basic requirements for such products, which must be ..
Thu 4 May 2017
The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK broke the law for its alleged failure to properly collect and treat urban waste water in Gowerton and Llanelli.
The UK government had originally been referred to the EU due to excessive spills from storm overflow pipes affecting the two areas.
The European Court of Jus..
Approach seeks identification of 'chemicals of concern'
28 April 2017 / Cleaning products, Confidentiality & right-to-know, United States
New York is set to become the first US state to require cleaning product manufacturers to publicly disclose ingredients and to identify chemicals of concern used in formulations.
As announced by Gov..
4 May 2017
California has extended the comment period on its proposal to list spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation containing unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (MDI) as a priority product under the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) programme.
Following extension requests from more than a dozen chemical manufacturers and polyu..