Guest Column: Why PFAS regulation must recognise the significant differences between compounds Locked

A one-size-fits-all approach could bring unintended consequences, says the American Chemistry Council’s Robert Simon

North America, United States

Auto electronics reporting measure to be removed in July Locked

Some companies already transitioning away from REC 019 datasheets

Europe, Global

Sweden finds hazardous chemicals in more than 25% of electrical goods tested Locked

Europe, Sweden

Recommended EU restriction on RoHS substances: comment deadline extended Locked


Panama outlines plan to manage POPs in consumer products Locked

Country considering new e-waste regulations

Latin America & Caribbean, Panama

Global Outlook 2020: How will the Brexit endgame shape up? Locked

As the UK heads towards an 11-month transition period following its departure from the EU, Chemical Watch Europe editor Luke Buxton outlines the possible outcomes for chemical suppliers and other stakeholders

Europe, UK

Retailer bans on all phthalates 'misguided', says ACC Locked

Limits access to products using safe substances such as DINP and DIDP

North America, United States

EU withdraws flame retardants exemptions under UN POPs treaty Locked

No longer necessary following Europe's POPs recast


Study suggests decline in IQ loss from exposure to PBDEs, mercury and lead Locked

Researchers warn of regrettable substitutions

North America, United States

Auto, electronics sectors to feel effects of reporting provision removal Locked

Deactivation of REC 019 could mean a move to full material declarations

Europe, Global

Costa Rica wraps up project to eliminate PCB-containing equipment Locked

Country reaches 96.4% of goal

Costa Rica, Latin America & Caribbean

EU Commission adopts RoHS exemptions for lead and cadmium Locked


Proactive Alliance opens doors to organisations outside Europe Locked

Draft policy document set for March

Europe, Global

European Commission renews exemption request for EEE lead use Locked


Consultation deadline looms for recommended EU restriction on RoHS substances Locked

Flame retardants and PVC insulators face potential controls


German institute to assess RoHS exemptions for DEHP, lead and cadmium Locked


Industry calls for greater synergies between REACH and RoHS processes Locked

Feedback submitted during evaluation of RoHS Directive


TSCA NMP assessment should address semiconductor applications as ‘standalone’ use Locked

US industry group presses Sacc peer review panel on solvent’s risk evaluation

North America, United States

Malawi 'making strides' in regulating POPs Locked

But struggling with PCBs and enforcement of laws

Africa & Middle East

Expert Focus: Lessons from RoHS enforcement – what to do in the event of non-compliance Locked


Commission adopts Ecodesign ban on halogenated flame retardants in electronic displays Locked


North African countries to form regional POPs network Locked

Experts may collaborate on Stockholm Convention implementation

Africa & Middle East, Algeria, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Tunisia

Latin America project to tackle POPs in e-waste Locked

Five-year initiative will see national strategies set up in 13 countries

Global, Latin America & Caribbean

CFP survey: participants shown to 'significantly improve' their chemicals management Locked

HP Inc and Seventh Generation among 'front runners'

North America, United States

TSCA review identifies risk to workers, consumers from NMP exposures Locked

No risk finding floated for environment and non-users in draft evaluation

North America, United States

Sweden to extend 'chemical tax' to online foreign companies Locked

Finance ministry aims to introduce a level playing field

Europe, Sweden

Electronics association gives recommendations to Echa on Scip database Locked

IPC developing standard to help industry comply


More brands monitoring Chinese chemical supplier operations Locked

But chemical giants need to improve supply chain oversight, says IPE evaluation

Asia Pacific, China

Organophosphates a regrettable substitution, suggest experts Locked

Scientists urge manufacturers to avoid adding flame retardants

North America

Amazon and Best Buy pressed to remove flame retardants from TVs Locked

NGO report calls on industry as well as US government and states to take action

North America, United States