5 Sep 2019

UN chemicals head to lead plastic waste industry group Locked

Tim Kasten and Jacqueline Alvarez to take on responsibilites in the interim

Global, Multinational bodies
5 Sep 2019

Amazon expands chemicals policy to cover EU Locked

Move follows on from policy covering US launched last year

Europe, North America, United States
5 Sep 2019

India consults on draft printing ink standard for FCMs Locked

Move comes ahead of ban on solvents and plasticisers

Asia Pacific, India
5 Sep 2019

UK chemicals authorities ‘ready’ for potential no-deal Brexit Locked

REACH IT system ‘fully functional’, resources plan in place

Europe, UK
5 Sep 2019

US research investigates benefits of healthier building materials Locked

Scientists testing whether materials change levels of problematic chemicals

North America, United States
5 Sep 2019

China issues updated draft of chemical framework overhaul Locked

Maximum CBI deadline introduced, plus updates on reporting and exemptions

Asia Pacific, China
5 Sep 2019

Toy 3D printers may emit toxic metals and VOCs Locked

Research from US Niosh and EPA scientists suggests particles could be deposited in lungs alveoli

North America, United States
5 Sep 2019

Vermont floats further reporting changes to children's product scheme Locked

Deadline for comments on proposed amendments is 19 September

North America, United States, US states
4 Sep 2019

Brexit: Cefic concern at low level of REACH registration transfers Locked

Only half of UK dossiers transferred, 700 substances 'risk not being available on the EU market'

Europe, UK
4 Sep 2019

Denmark to ban all PFAS in paper and board food packaging Locked

Ban – expected in July 2020 – to apply until EU regulation enters into force

Denmark, Europe
4 Sep 2019

France outlines priority areas for tackling EDCs Locked

Second national strategy published

Europe, France
4 Sep 2019

Consumer chemical companies join South Korean voluntary product safety scheme Locked

Includes ingredients disclosure and introducing hazard assessment methods

Asia Pacific, South Korea
30 Aug 2019

DuPont to phase out long-chain PFASs by end of the year Locked

Company will also ban purchase and use of PFAS firefighting foams by 2021

Global, North America, United States
30 Aug 2019

ELoC interpretation spells ‘uncertainty’ for resorcinol evaluation Locked

RTF raises concerns at French SVHC restriction proposal due early 2020

Europe
30 Aug 2019

Taiwan consults on toxic substances, chemicals of concern regulation revisions Locked

EPA plans include 'convenient' combined permits

Asia Pacific, Taiwan
29 Aug 2019

New York judge invalidates cleaning products ingredient disclosure scheme Locked

HCPA, ACI prevail in legal challenge to state transparency policy

North America, US states
29 Aug 2019

Thyroid effects of short-chain PFASs 'particularly worrisome', NGO says Locked

Comments come in response to latest US NTP studies

North America, United States
29 Aug 2019

Kenya to create 'one-stop' repository for chemicals and waste information Locked

Project one of several ways the country is advancing on chemicals management

Africa & Middle East, Kenya
28 Aug 2019

US company penalised $500k for TSCA formaldehyde emissions violations Locked

EPA takes first enforcement action on composite wood products regulations

North America, United States
28 Aug 2019

South Korea publishes draft K-REACH revision in midst of Japan trade dispute Locked

Relaxes new substance registration rules with R&D exemptions

Asia Pacific, South Korea
28 Aug 2019

Eurasian Economic Union to start chemical inventory information collection Locked

But questions remain over process and precise timing

Europe, Russia & CIS
28 Aug 2019

Tanzania shifts cosmetics regulation to standards bureau Locked

TSB publishes banned products list

Africa & Middle East, Tanzania
28 Aug 2019

South Korea publishes test data requirements for biocide approvals Locked

Rules cover both substances and products

Asia Pacific, South Korea
26 Aug 2019

Expert Focus: China’s evolving chemical regulatory regime – implications for businesses Locked

Asia Pacific, China
23 Aug 2019

US EPA proposes TSCA high-priority substances Locked

Agency still moving towards December deadline

North America, United States
23 Aug 2019

Measures for environmental management of new chemical substances (draft revisions 2019) China Locked

Asia Pacific, China
22 Aug 2019

Danish minister urges EU declaration on hazardous chemicals in toys Locked

Call follows detection of boron in slime toys in recent inspections

Denmark, Europe
22 Aug 2019

Chipotle defends biodegradable packaging amid PFAS findings Locked

Tests show bowls treated with ‘forever chemicals’

North America, United States
22 Aug 2019

EU proposal raises transparency issue in chemical regulation talks Locked

Ducc concerned over trade body exclusion from CLP discussions

Europe
22 Aug 2019

NTP study finds short and long PFASs affect same organs Locked

But higher doses of short-chains are needed for similar effects

North America, United States