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

Europe
12 Dec 2018

Funding negotiations could delay Echa’s SVHC database Locked

Information requirements still to be defined

Europe
12 Dec 2018

Butanone, antimony most reported substances in Oregon scheme Locked

NGO compiles responses from Toxic-Free Kids programme

North America, United States
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
10 Dec 2018

Major European project finds high phthalates levels in toys

Enforcement collaboration destroyed more than 30,000 products

Europe
29 Nov 2018

Set EU RoHS methodology before more assessment, industry says Locked

Seven substances being considered for inclusion

Europe
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

Walgreens adopts chemicals policy Locked

Restricted substances to be phased out by 2021

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
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
8 Nov 2018

Canada links cosmetics colourant to cancer risk

Industry says not all data accounted for however

Canada, North America
24 Oct 2018

Industry groups tell Echa: reconsider SVHCs database Locked

Circular economy goals better met by investing in recycling technology

Europe
15 Oct 2018

Canada consumer products enforcement exercise finds mixed results Locked

Canada, North America
11 Oct 2018

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

Sector groups raise concerns about "unnecessary burdens"

Europe
11 Oct 2018

EU adopts restrictions on CMRs in textiles Locked

Covers 33 substances

Europe
1 Oct 2018

Flame retardant ban signed into California law Locked

Children's products, mattress foam and upholstered furniture covered

North America, United States
29 Aug 2018

Target will require suppliers to reveal chemical data Locked

US retailer unable to screen ingredients for 62% of products

North America, United States
23 Jul 2018

American pediatrics group presses for FCM reforms Locked

AAP highlights BPA, phthalates, PFCs among 'additives of most concern'

North America, United States
5 Jul 2018

J&J to reveal fragrance ingredients in its babycare products

Transparency initiative will launch in August

North America
28 Jun 2018

Online retailers commit to speed up removal of dangerous products Locked

Amazon, eBay, Alibaba and Rakuten France sign European Commission pledge

Europe, Global
14 Jun 2018

European trade group says plastics database could ‘scare consumers’ Locked

PlasticsEurope was not consulted over packaging project

Europe
4 Jun 2018

US CPSC plans to act on furniture flammability standard in 2019 Locked

Separate rule pending that could see flame retardants banned

North America, United States
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

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

EU restriction on CMRs in textiles a 'missed opportunity'

Beuc advises consumers to purchase ecolabelled articles

Europe
10 May 2018

North American organisation examines presence of PFASs in apparel Locked

Study targets 31 substances

North America
27 Apr 2018

California distributor ordered to pay $1.6m for metals in jewellery Locked

Products contained lead, cadmium above legal limits

North America, United States
20 Apr 2018

Vermont Senate votes to override governor toxics bill veto Locked

Two-thirds majority achieved, bill moves back to the House

North America, United States
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