14 September 2017 / Europe, REACH, Test methods
More than 100,000 people have signed an open letter to the European Commission and Echa, demanding an end to animal testing.
The letter, from the NGO People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is addressed to Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Echa head Geert Dancet and urge..
13 September 2017 / Enforcement, Europe, REACH
Cefic's director general has called for a tighter rein on compliance with EU chemical controls in order to secure a level playing field.
Marco Mensink (pictured) says enforcement is "crucial" and must be improved to guarantee uniformity across the EU – especially for substances regula..
14 September 2017 / Canada, Mexico, United States
Chemical industry groups in the US, Canada and Mexico have issued joint recommendations on regulatory cooperation and rules of origin in anticipation of a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta).
The statement signals a push by industry toward what they hope wi..
Kenya's Ministry of Environment announced the ban on the manufacture and use of plastic bags in March to protect the environment.
Plastic bags have been part and parcel of the lives of Kenyans, with citizens using them during shopping, to pack food items like milk and fruits, in building and construction and even boys use them to make footbal..
The European Commission has notified the WTO of a draft Directive amending the migration limit for chromium VI in scraped-off toy materials.
The final date for comments on the revision to the toy safety Directive is 60 days from the notification.
The proposed date of adoption is the first quarter of next year, with entry into force slate..