The Canadian government has published a federal environmental quality guideline (FEQG) for triclosan.FEQGs provide voluntary environmental benchmarks, but can also be used to inform regulatory action.Canada intends to publish a revised riskmanagement approachfortriclosanno later than November 2018, and a final instrument byMay 2020.For mor..
Taiwan's EPA is considering simplifying the import application process for 13 'Class Four' chemicals deemed to be a food safety risk, the chief of the agency's Toxic and Chemical Substance Bureau (TCSB) has said.Thesubstanceswere classified as Class Four toxic chemicals because of their illicit use as food additives. However, companies us..
Some of Europe’s top recycling countries could be overstating their rates according to research from the European Environmental Bureau (EEB).A new ranking compiled with consultancy Eunomia compared data from EU statistical agency Eurostat and the OECD on a like-for-like basis. The results show that some countries’ recycling rates could..
Neonicotinoids escape into the environment even when their use is restricted to greenhouses, according to a review of scientific literature published by Greenpeace on Monday, a day before government delegates convene to discuss, and possibly vote on, an EU proposal to ban three such substances.The European Commission imposed interim restric..
The Chilean Ministry of Environment ("MMA" or the "Ministry") has finalized two of the three implementing regulations to the Law for the Management of Wastes, Extended Producer Responsibility, and Promotion of Recycling (No. 20.920, the "EPR Law"): 1) the Recycling Fund Regulation and 2) the Regulation Governing the Procedure for Developi..