Published June 18, 2017
European Union - Restricted Substances Overview
The European Commission has adopted a new regulation that adds 12 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation. This annex lists substances the use of which is subject to prior authorization. The REACH Committee of Member State..
José Rojo, 28 Jun 2017
The German government announced on Tuesday its plans to set up a new high-level group that will devise a response to diesel pollution and to roll out new real-driving emissions tests.
The National Diesel Forum, created by the German environment and transport ministries, will be tasked with “agreeing on mea..
26 June 2017 / Substance registration, Switzerland
Switzerland has updated the list of substances notified or registered in the country, with 385 additions in June.
New substances manufactured or imported into the country, in a volume greater than one tonne per year, must be notified to the Swiss Chemicals Notification Authority, before..
22 June 2017
New York state’s Assembly has passed a bill that would require labelling of seasonal and decorative lights containing lead.
The measure (A 4345) would require covered lights containing an electrical cord casing made with polyvinyl chloride, in which lead is used as a fire retardant and stabiliser, to bear the following label..
José Rojo, 8 Jun 2017
The upcoming EU plastics strategy should set product-specific recycling targets, green procurement rules and limit bioplastic use, 15 European environment agencies said on Thursday.
A statement by the regulators, including Germany’s UBA, Italy’s ISPRA and Sweden’s SEPA, urged the European Commission..