Category Archives: REACH

France Intensifies Battle Against Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

The French Ministry for the Ecological and Solidary Transition (Ministère de la Transition écologique et solidaire) and the Ministry for Solidarity and Health (Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé) have published a strategy paper (French only) against endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC). The authors define three areas of action:  To provide the public with more-comprehensive information on … Continue reading

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Toxic Hygiene Products: Petition Puts Pressure on EU Supermarket Chains

A social media campaign, #MyClosestEnemy, warns about purchasing personal care products like tampons and baby diapers that have been bleached with chlorine dioxide. Rune Leithe, former Greenpeace campaigner and initiator of the campaign, has already collected 20,000 signatures on a … Continue reading

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Nanomaterials: Guidance for Safe Disposal

The German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) has published Guidance to support companies in the safe disposal of waste that contains nanomaterials. Nanomaterial waste cannot be avoided in the production and use of nanomaterials. With the document, the VCI assists companies that use nanomaterials as UV … Continue reading

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RoHS Directive: What’s New?

In the European Union, the amended RoHS Directive (Directive 2011/65/EU of June 8, 2011 on limiting the use of specific hazardous chemicals in electric and electronic devices has been in effect since July 22, 2019. The Directive lists various chemicals that may not be used … Continue reading

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REACH Candidate Lists Expanded to Include Four More Chemicals

The ECHA recently included four new substances of very high concern (SVHC) in the REACH Candidate list. See the related press release. The list now contains a total of 201 chemicals. The new entries include:   Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, … Continue reading

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Turkey: Almost 48,000 Preregistrations – Development of the New IT Tool Underway

According to the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU), about 48,000 preregistrations have been submitted so far. Nevertheless, companies have raised concerns about recurring problems with the software of the Turkish ministry (KKS) over the past few months. The software is not compatible with the IT … Continue reading

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EU Prohibits Lead from PVC Products

The EU plans to supplement Annex XVII of REACH and has published the corresponding draft regulation. With the amendment, the EU forbids the use of lead and lead compounds in the manufacture of PVC articles. In addition, PVC articles may no longer be placed … Continue reading

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