Mexico's Secretariat of Energy has finalized the updated National Program for Sustainable Use 2014-2018, which outlines objectives, strategies, and lines of action to be carried out by Federal Government institutions to achieve a set of aggressive national energy efficiency goals (see Regulatory Alert link below). Notably, the Program includ..
At least 21 US states are expected to introduce policies this year to reduce exposures to chemicals of concern in consumer products, with many bills focused on areas the states believe are not adequately covered in TSCA.
According to Safer States, a network of environmental health coalitions, at least 15 states will consider bills that a..
Spain will impose minimum prices for plastic bags and ban the sale of lightweight oxo-degradable bags from 2018 under a law drafted by its agriculture and environment ministry.
The draft stipulates a minimum price of €0.10 for bags of up to 30 microns, €0.15 for heavier bags and €0.30 for oxo-degradable bags over 50 microns. Bags of up to 15..
Thailand’s Department of Works (DIW) is understood to be actively drafting a regulation for the risk assessment of existing and new chemicals, according to a speaker at this week’s Chemical Watch conference in Singapore.
Speaking at the Toxicological Risk Assessment & Product Safety Forum, Chalermsak Karnchanawarin, managing direct..
Norway has added new chemicals of concern to a national list of priority substances. This follows a proposal by the country's Environment Agency last year.
The decision to update the so-called 'offender list' was published in the national budget for 2017 after the government presented it to Parliament, Heidi Morka, head of chemicals at the ..