21 September 2017 / REACH, Substance registration, United Kingdom
Substances registered under REACH by UK companies, or those which have been granted an authorisation after a UK application, should be "grandfathered" after Brexit, Europe's chemical industry council Cefic said. Grandfathering is the act of exempting something from new l..
China - Design for Environment, Hazardous Waste, Product Stewardship Overview, Transboundary Waste Shipments
On August 10, 2017, the Ministry of Environmental Protection issued a letter to solicit the opinions on Environmental Protection Control Standards for Solid Waste Imported as Raw Materials and the deadline for submission of ..
Chile - Packaging and Labeling, Product Take-back
The Chilean Ministry of Environment has published a resolution (No. 869/2017) extending the deadline for producers of electrical and electronic equipment, and containers and packaging to submit information on their sales and waste management activities by thirty days. (Art. 1) The origina..
18 September 2017
Fifteen makers of cosmetics and skin care products have announced a coalition to push for stronger US cosmetic safety laws.
There is no mandate for screening substances used in beauty products. There are only 30 ingredients banned from use in personal care products in the US, and the FDA does not have recall authority, t..
14 September 2017
California's legislature has passed a bill that would require increased disclosure of ingredients in cleaning products. The development comes after stakeholder negotiations produced a compromise that addressed industry concerns about protecting confidential business information (CBI).
Governor Jerry Brown is expected t..