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' Locked

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
30 Aug 2018

Taiwan's Supreme Court upholds RCA occupational health judgment

Precedent set for level of proof for compensation

Asia, Taiwan
1 Aug 2018

Furniture group to seek ‘waiver’ from San Francisco flame retardant ban Locked

Measure extends to electronic components in furniture, children's products

North America, United States
30 Jul 2018

National Academies flame retardant group to convene Locked

North America, United States
26 Jul 2018

Samsung agrees to binding arbitration on ill-health claims Locked

Recommendations will include workplace safety measures

Asia, South Korea
24 Jul 2018

Member states back EU chromium authorisation applications Locked

EDC and diglyme uses also approved

11 Jul 2018

Companies voice support for toxic-free circular economy Locked

Apple, H&M, Lego and Dell among contributors to ChemSec paper

5 Jul 2018

Downstream users raise concerns over siloxanes SVHC decision Locked

Echa 'did not consider full body of scientific evidence’ on D4, D5, D6

28 Jun 2018

DecaBDE proposal would 'end recycling of car, electronics plastics' in Europe Locked

Derogation for recycled material must be included, says industry

28 Jun 2018

EU notifies WTO of RoHS exemptions for two lead uses Locked

27 Jun 2018

Thinktank presses Congress to oversee CPSC on flame retardants Locked

North America, United States
20 Jun 2018

National Academies forms flame retardant committee Locked

North America, United States
14 Jun 2018

US investors chide companies for thin conflict minerals reports

SEC statements 'do not provide avenue to neglect due diligence reporting'

North America, United States
12 Jun 2018

Sweden proposes MCCP restriction in electrical, electronic goods Locked

First member state to instigate action under RoHS

Europe, Sweden
24 May 2018

Brazilian government holds first meeting on electronics law Locked

Industry raises concerns about proposal's enforcement

Brazil, Europe, Latin America
24 May 2018

Negative impacts of US conflict minerals law being 'exaggerated' Locked

Study claims companies keen to see DRC rule repealed

Europe, North America, United States
17 May 2018

PRTR 'critical' for Chinese hazardous chemicals management Locked

104 substances suggested for pollution monitoring

Asia, China
10 May 2018

Report finds Samsung workplace link to ill-health unproven Locked

Company not completely exonerated

Asia, South Korea
10 May 2018

US body seeks nominees for flame retardant hazard assessment Locked

National Academies plan to inform CPSC OFR rulemaking

North America, United States
3 May 2018

NMP added to REACH restricted substances list Locked

Six-year deferral for wire coatings sector

26 Apr 2018

Study finds 'novel' brominated flame retardant in North America Locked

TTBP-TAZ previously found in the Netherlands

Canada, North America, United States
12 Apr 2018

Sweden to press ahead with paraffins restriction plan Locked

Europe, Sweden
10 Apr 2018

Businesses respond to Brazil’s request for EU RoHS experience Locked

Country is in process of developing similar regulation

Brazil, Europe, Latin America
22 Mar 2018

China releases RoHS2 catalogue and exemption list Locked

Implementation expected in March 2019

Asia, China
22 Mar 2018

Ukraine notifies WTO of draft amendments to RoHS-like Regulation Locked

Russia and CIS, Ukraine