20 Dec 2018

Toys contain more ‘banned chemicals’ than other product types Locked

Findings from NGO analysis of 2018 EU Rapex notifications

11 Dec 2018

EU survey finds article suppliers lack information on SVHCs Locked

Less than half of 174 companies felt ‘well-informed’

10 Dec 2018

UK product database to address chemical safety issues Locked

UK will need infrastructure to exchange data, regardless of Brexit outcomes

Europe, UK
7 Dec 2018

EU fire safety plans prompt industry discussion on flame retardants Locked

Grenfell Tower incident has raised need for action

14 Nov 2018

Apple, Walmart, Target top US retailer chemical rankings Locked

Amazon, Walgreens and Rite Aid ‘most improved’

North America, United States
1 Nov 2018

Widespread presence of 'novel' plastic chemical in homes

Researchers call for tox studies on TDTBPP

Canada, North America, United States
9 Aug 2018

Industry asks for time to review proposed cobalt metal classification

Specific concentration limit could bring ‘large socio-economic impact’

31 Jul 2018

Working group evaluates Brazil RoHS draft Locked

Proposal to be fine tuned in August

Brazil, Latin America
12 Jul 2018

EU auto industry wants decaBDE proposal aligned with REACH

Proposed limit value would have ‘detrimental effect' on recycling, says trade body

28 Jun 2018

'Tomorrow's technology will suffer' from siloxanes SVHC decision Locked

Trade group argues compounds essential for energy and carbon dioxide reduction

7 Jun 2018

Report prompts call for Samsung to disclose workplace chemical use Locked

Workers are not given information about hazardous substances

Asia, South Korea
31 May 2018

European researchers create database for chemicals in plastic packaging

CBI 'hampering protection' of health and the environment

Europe, North America, United States
24 May 2018

Washington state to evaluate six flame retardants

Health department convenes stakeholder committee

North America, United States
1 May 2018

Car parts suppliers called to action on REACH, Brexit Locked

Conference shines spotlight on authorisation and substances in articles

26 Apr 2018

Chinese investigation finds toxic substances in mobile phone cases

Levels breach international standards

Asia, China
10 Apr 2018

Brazil passes law limiting lead in school materials

Paints, inks and building coatings covered

Brazil, Latin America
5 Apr 2018

European automotive group's 'regulatory radar' to launch this summer Locked

Releasing pilot version this month

Europe, Global
5 Apr 2018

BASF and auto industry group agree substitution criteria

Chemical and vehicle manufacturers showing interest

4 Apr 2018

Arab states notify WTO of RoHS-like regulation Locked

Forty-five page regulation lists prohibited substances in materials

Africa & Middle East, Asia
21 Mar 2018

Amazon's e-commerce model a 'hurdle' for chemicals policy compliance

Company plans to make announcement this year

Global, North America, United States
14 Mar 2018

EU launches Jordan project to align testing of electrical equipment, toys Locked

Africa & Middle East, Jordan
11 Jan 2018

Plastics trade groups call for mutual acceptance of REACH after Brexit Locked

Associations voice opinion in run up to next phase of negotiations

Europe, UK
9 Nov 2017

Efforts to ban PFHxS globally move forward Locked

But debate continues over PFOA exemptions

Europe, Global
18 Oct 2017

Three EU member states start new substance RMOAs

Commission preparing the same for three suspected CMR substances

Belgium, Denmark, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden
17 Jul 2017

NMP producers urge withdrawal of TSCA section 6 rule Locked

Group questions timing of EPA's risk assessment identifying consumer concerns

North America, United States
13 Jun 2017

US House passes bill that would repeal conflict minerals rule

Measure faces uphill battle in Senate

North America, United States
27 Apr 2017

'No legal basis' for conflict minerals enforcement slack, Democrat senators Locked

North America, United States
19 Apr 2017

Group 2B Iarc classifications for molybdenum trioxide, indium tin oxide Locked

11 Apr 2017

US SEC to dial back conflict minerals rule enforcement Locked

Wider variation in reports' details expected

North America, United States
11 Apr 2017

EU automotive group develops criteria for selecting suitable alternatives

'Regrettable substitution' a costly problem, says Acea

Europe, Global