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

H&M, Coop Denmark back call to end PFAS use Locked

Companies join ChemSec initiative to address substance group

Europe

Commission must step in to ensure toxic-free carpet recycling, say NGOs Locked

Mandatory EPR scheme proposed after industry 'fails' to act

Europe

California PFAS priority product proposal sparks discord Locked

A chemical class approach should not be used, says ACC

North America, United States, US states

Non-fluorinated products as good as PFASs for water repellency, research suggests Locked

Scientists urge manufacturers to consider ecological benefits

Europe, Sweden, UK

Proactive Alliance opens doors to organisations outside Europe Locked

Draft policy document set for March

Europe, Global

ZDHC reports ‘most’ targeted chemical groups no longer intentionally used Locked

APEOs, phthalates and PFCs still pose a challenge

Europe, Global

Swedish project finds illegal chromate levels in leather goods Locked

Agency orders removal from market

Europe, Sweden

ChemSec adds PFASs, nanomaterial to SIN List Locked

November update includes 60 hazardous chemicals

Europe

California proposes priority product listing for PFAS-containing textile treatments Locked

Safer Consumer Products programme focuses on fabric cleaners, protectants

North America, United States, US states

Ikea, H&M conduct major study on chemicals in recycled textiles Locked

Tests focus on eight groups of substances

Europe, Global

More brands monitoring Chinese chemical supplier operations Locked

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

Asia Pacific, China

Survey: Fashion industry ‘likely’ to phase out hazardous chemicals by 2025 Locked

Sourcing executives questioned on sustainability priorities

Global, North America

Nordic enforcement project spotlights chemicals in give-away toys, gadgets Locked

Phthalates and SCCPs detected

Europe

Feature: Tackling hazardous chemicals in the textiles supply chain Locked

Global, North America, United States

Danish investigation finds sensitising substances in leather goods Locked

Report also claims industry lacks knowledge of cobalt in products

Denmark, Europe

Unprecedented interest in Echa's proposed microplastics restriction Locked

Consultation received close to 500 comments from wide range of industries

Europe

Indian NGO calls for ban on nonylphenol in detergents Locked

Toxics Link calls for roadmap on suspected endocrine disruptor

Asia Pacific, India

Global chemicals framework would ‘benefit greatly’ from industry schemes Locked

Standards and certifications 'essential' for achieving real progress, says Switzerland

Europe, Global, Multinational bodies, Switzerland

Textiles sector must be more transparent about chemical use, NGO says Locked

'None of the major brands are true leaders in the field'

North America, United States

Turkish group blasts textile worker exposure to potassium permanganate Locked

Workers suffering from respiratory problems and skin irritation, says advocacy group

Africa & Middle East, Turkey

PFASs 'poorly controlled' in Sri Lanka, Ipen finds Locked

Fire-fighting foams are the main concern

Asia Pacific, Sri Lanka

UK retailer River Island issues recall for clothing with excess lead and cadmium Locked

India, China and Turkey source of clothing

Europe, UK

Rhode Island to increase allowable OFR levels in bedding, furniture Locked

North America, United States, US states

Rhode Island passes bill to increase OFR levels in bedding, furniture Locked

North America, US states

Ralph Lauren to eliminate hazardous chemicals from supply chain by 2025 Locked

Brand to adopt manufacturing restricted substances list next year

Global, North America

Call for input on EU proposed ban on allergens in textiles Locked

Europe, France, Sweden

'Imminent' UK furniture safety standards may reduce flame retardant use Locked

'Outcome-based' approach will consider all risks, minister says

Europe, UK

Textile industry calls for EU action towards a circular economy Locked

Current measures 'inadequate'

Europe

Chief scientists back broader EU policy to tackle microplastics pollution Locked

Group recommends targeted approach, global outreach

Europe