Monthly Archives: April 2017

EU Ecolabel: New Criteria for Cleaning Products

Companies that want to use the EU Ecolabel on their products will have to deal with new criteria as of June. That’s the decision made by the European Union Ecolabelling Board (EUEB) at its meeting in March. In June of … Continue reading

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Turkey: New Regulation on Toy Safety

As of April 4, a new Regulation on Toy Safety (in Turkish) applies in Turkey. The regulation is a mirror image of the requirements of the EU Directive of 2009. The new regulation defines a significant decrease in the metal … Continue reading

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EU Strengthens Waste Directive

At their meeting in mid-March, members of the European Parliament supported supplements to the Waste Directive. One of the proposals is to support a circular economy strategy by removing substances of very high concern (SVHC) from the materials cycle. In … Continue reading

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New Zealand: Rule Changes on the Management of Hazardous Substances

New Zealand’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) will issue new rules on dealing with hazardous substances in December. In the future, the Authority will do so in the form of notices. The rule changes involve the disposal, labeling, and packaging of … Continue reading

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South Korea Confirms PECS Deadline

The South Korean Ministry of Environment has strongly urged all companies involved to have all 510 priority existing chemicals (PECS) registered by May 31, 2018. The Ministry created a list of the chemicals in 2015. The appeal came after industry … Continue reading

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EU Bans Allergenic Fragrances

At their meeting in mid-March, the members of the Standing Committee on Cosmetics Products approved a total ban of three allergenic fragrances: Atranol, chloratranol, and H3 and 4-(4-hydroxy-4-methylpentyl) cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (HICC). The move supplements Annex II and III of EU- Regulation … Continue reading

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EU Commission Amends Annex VIII of the CLP Regulation

The EU Commission has published an amendment of Annex VIII of the CLP Regulation in the EU Official Journal. The law takes effect on April 12. With this amendment, manufacturers will be required to list the Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) … Continue reading

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