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

'Almost all' alternatives to BPA show endocrine disrupting effects, UBA finds Locked

German Environment Agency flags just one 'promising' substitute

Europe, Germany

US NGO releases 2020 chemical footprint survey Locked

Open to brands, manufacturers and retailers until 30 April

Global, North America, United States

NGOs press US budget chain to pass chemicals policy Locked

Call for 99 Cents Only Stores to stock 'non-toxic' products

North America, United States

Selfridges to remove plastic cosmetic glitter by 2021 Locked

Ban applies globally

Europe, Global

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

Companies join ChemSec initiative to address substance group


Expert Focus: What obligations do goods importers have under the EPA’s risk evaluation fees rule? Locked

Lawrence E Culleen, partner at law firm Arnold & Porter, outlines the implications and next steps for importers of formulated products and articles containing any of 20 substances the US EPA has designated as high-priority

North America, United States

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

Mandatory EPR scheme proposed after industry 'fails' to act


US FDA stands by asbestos talc results following J&J error claims Locked

Agency says positive tests warranted action to protect consumers

North America, United States

Retailer bans on all phthalates 'misguided', says ACC Locked

Limits access to products using safe substances such as DINP and DIDP

North America, United States

US food chain Taco Bell to phase out PFAS, phthalates and BPA Locked

Company aims to achieve food packaging commitment by 2025

North America, United States

Commission mulls CLP poison centres exemption for point-of-sale paints Locked

Final consultation to open on 31 March


Restriction of BPA in thermal paper enters into force in EU Locked


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

APEOs, phthalates and PFCs still pose a challenge

Europe, Global

Ski waxes still contain high PFOA levels, study suggests Locked

Analysis undertaken for Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet

Europe, Norway, Sweden

Kingfisher trains suppliers in Asia on chemicals in plastics Locked

Company aiming for transparency of harmful chemicals in key supply chains by 2020

Asia Pacific, Europe

Restaurant chains lag far behind in retailer ‘report card’ Locked

Grocery stores made more progress in safer chemicals policies

North America, United States

Major retailers remove mercury-containing skin lighteners from sale Locked

NGO tests find products significantly over Minamata Convention limit

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, United States

Latin America project to tackle POPs in e-waste Locked

Five-year initiative will see national strategies set up in 13 countries

Global, Latin America & Caribbean

Dollar General to phase out eight chemicals of concern by 2023 Locked

Budget retailer’s chemical policy urges enhanced ingredient disclosure

North America, United States

Retailer ‘report card’ reflects stronger chemical commitments Locked

Improved ratings seen for 63% of Mind the Store evaluated chains

North America

CFP survey: participants shown to 'significantly improve' their chemicals management Locked

HP Inc and Seventh Generation among 'front runners'

North America, United States

UK retailers phasing out bisphenol receipts, claims non-profit study Locked

BPS still in use but most moving away from chemical group

Europe, UK

TSCA PBT rule would have 'significant negative impact' on retailers Locked

Lack of sell-through provision would be ‘crippling’, Rila says

North America, United States

Green Deal commitment needed on safety of consumer chemicals – Beuc Locked

Trade body letter to EU Commission vice-president highlights concerns


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

Tests focus on eight groups of substances

Europe, Global

Lowe's commits to phase out sale of carpets and rugs containing PFASs Locked

North American retailer sets out 'free-from' policies for insulation, paints

Canada, North America, United States

Target, Walmart and others pull J&J baby talc product Locked

Johnson & Johnson issued recall after FDA tests found asbestos contamination

North America, United States

Amazon and Best Buy pressed to remove flame retardants from TVs Locked

NGO report calls on industry as well as US government and states to take action

North America, United States

Feature: Tackling hazardous chemicals in the textiles supply chain Locked

Global, North America, United States