20 Mar 2019

EU rules out industry call to delay Echa SVHC database Locked

Development of prototype stalled for resourcing discussions

7 Mar 2019

Industry wants to join in on development of Echa SVHC database Locked

Manufacturing experience 'should prove valuable'

25 Feb 2019

Nordic inspections find phthalate, SCCPs in give-away items Locked

Hazardous chemicals detected in electronic products and toys

Denmark, Europe, Norway, Sweden
21 Feb 2019

Cross-sector alliance sets out chemical reporting objectives Locked

‘Mission statement’ sets long-term goal of full material declaration

Global, Multinational bodies
12 Feb 2019

Norway finds high levels of chlorinated paraffins in electrical products Locked

SCCPs and MCCPs detected

Europe, Norway
24 Jan 2019

UN project addresses chemicals in products, lead in paint

Plan to set up initiatives in more than 70 countries

9 Jan 2019

Lack of EU regulatory coherence ‘impacting’ mobile phone and textiles sectors

Differing implementation by member states also a factor, report finds

Europe, Global
20 Dec 2018

NGOs rally against industry's call to scrap Echa SVHC database Locked

Industry must become 'champions of transparency' and reinforce trust, they say

13 Dec 2018

South Korea may extend electrical and electronic products regulation Locked

Includes additional product types and phthalate restrictions

Asia Pacific, South Korea
12 Dec 2018

Mobile phone casing could indicate chemical exposure, study suggests

Questions over mobiles as chemical sources or indicators

Canada, North America
12 Dec 2018

Funding negotiations could delay Echa’s SVHC database Locked

Information requirements still to be defined

29 Nov 2018

Commission publishes RoHS Directive amendments for lead, cadmium Locked

29 Nov 2018

Set EU RoHS methodology before more assessment, industry says Locked

Seven substances being considered for inclusion

29 Nov 2018

Swedish investigation finds SVHCs in Christmas lights Locked

Companies could face prosecution over lead, cadmium content

Europe, Sweden
22 Nov 2018

Call for electronics sector safety standard for environment, health

Manufacturers urged to lead the way

North America, United States
22 Nov 2018

Brazil’s RoHS may cover cars

But heavy goods vehicles, such as trucks, expected to be exempt

Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean
15 Nov 2018

HP Inc: present chemicals management as a business proposition Locked

HP and IBM discuss management buy-in at Chemical Watch conference

North America, United States
7 Nov 2018

Binding arbitration sets Samsung worker ill-health compensation Locked

Report requests public apology and health and safety improvement fund

Asia Pacific, South Korea
1 Nov 2018

Proactive Alliance to develop policy recommendations on SiA reporting Locked

Global, Multinational bodies
1 Nov 2018

REACH registrant finds no aquatic toxicity for SWCNTs Locked

Ocsial says flexibility of tubes might explain results from tests with algae

31 Oct 2018

Echa's SVHC database requirements to be 'within the law' Locked

Any additional information will be voluntary, agency says

24 Oct 2018

Conflict gold reaching US company supply chains, says NGO report

More than 280 US firms potentially involved

Africa & Middle East, Belgium, Europe, North America, United States
24 Oct 2018

Industry groups tell Echa: reconsider SVHCs database Locked

Circular economy goals better met by investing in recycling technology

23 Oct 2018

First detection of 'volatile fluoroorganic compounds' in Arctic air Locked

Norwegian report calls for follow-up study with high priority

Europe, Norway
18 Oct 2018

NGOs urge EU to end POPs exemptions for recycled plastics

Flame retardants 'likely from e-waste' present in recycled toys, study finds

11 Oct 2018

Echa SVHC database will 'add little benefit to waste operators'

Sector groups raise concerns about "unnecessary burdens"

10 Oct 2018 Briefing

Reducing your chemical footprint downstream Locked

Users are demonstrating progress to environmentally sound chemical management

North America
18 Sep 2018

EU calls for feedback on draft RoHS evaluation roadmap Locked

Deadline 12 October

13 Sep 2018

EU trade groups join call to ditch proposed decaBDE threshold Locked

Industry associations raise concerns ahead of European Parliament vote

6 Sep 2018

Cross-sector group considers blockchain technology for SiA standard Locked

Proactive Alliance to discuss technology's potential at next meeting

Europe, Global