Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has published guidelines for those selling, importing or making food contact materials as the first stage in a regulatory shift to a "positive list" system, which specifies substances approved for use.
The guidelines amount to a set of corporate standards that companies should follow to ensure..
Friday, August 11, 2017
Some Chilean deputies were critical of the government's decision to approve a controversial industrial landfill at the Til Til municipality, in the central Metropolitan region.
Members of the environmental committee of the lower chamber of Congress held a meeting with the head of environmental assessment regulator S..
11 August 2017
Trade associations representing companies in the UK chemicals supply chain have developed guidance on the classification and assessment of waste packaging.
Companies that produce waste from their operations must assess and classify their wastes in accordance with the Environment Agency's technical guidance, which falls wit..
Monday, August 7, 2017
Panama's government expects to have a natural gas law in place by the end of the year, an official from the energy department told BNamericas.
Last month, the department and public services regulator Asep began a public consultation for a bill, available here, to promote and regulate gas use in the country. The proc..
3 August 2017 / Europe, Labelling, Textiles & apparel
The European Commission has published an amending Decision that tweaks parts of the criteria for awarding the EU Ecolabel to textile products.
The Commission set EU Ecolabel criteria for textiles in 2014. To be awarded the label, manufacturers must ensure that products and producti..