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Canada Publishes Proposed Regulations

by Tammy J. Murphy On 14 November 2020, the proposed Federal Halocarbon Regulations, 2020 were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I. Aside from administrative...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

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Chile Launches their First Ecolabel

by Raissa Havens Aiming to transform the problem of waste into a valuable input and a sustainable business opportunity, “#ElijoReciclar” is the first ecolabel in...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

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Tendances en matière de responsabilité élargie des producteurs (REP) concernant les emballages – Le point de vue du détaillant

Les consommateurs, les gouvernements et les entreprises du monde entier reconnaissent de plus en plus que l’humanité produit trop de déchets et qu’elle doit relever...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

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Clean Beauty: Innovation, Compliance & Promotion

Original Webinar Date: November 12, 2020 Consumers are abuzz about Clean Beauty. What does it mean, and how can it be achieved? This webinar –...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

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EPA Announces Extension of TSCA CDR Submission Period

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On November 19, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an extension of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR)...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

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Canada Publishes Regulations Aimed at Reducing the Release of VOCs within the Petroleum Sector

by Tammy J. Murphy Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are precursors to ground-level ozone as well as to Particulate Matter (PM).  Both of these are main...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

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How are ASEAN & Pacific Nations Approaching Implementation of the UN’s GHS?

by Laura Whiteman The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labelling has been implemented in most of the countries within the Association of Southeast...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

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Two Delegated Acts on Annex VIII to EU CLP Published

by Charlotte Blackburn, PhD On 13th November 2020, two delegated Acts regarding Annex VIII to CLP, on the harmonisation of information that will be made...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

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Trends in Packaging Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) – A Retailer’s Perspective

Around the world, consumers, governments, and companies increasingly recognize that humankind is producing too much waste and facing challenges around the collection, transportation, and disposal...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

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New Zealand EPA Updates Their Hazardous Substance Classification System to Implement GHS Revision 7

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM In October 2020, New Zealand adopted the seventh revised edition of the Globally Harmonised System (GHS 7) with an effective...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

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Chemical Composition Now Required in Portuguese on Cosmetic Product Label in Brazil

by Raissa Havens The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) published on November 5, 2020, Resolution of the Collegiate Board 432 of November 4, 2020, establishing...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

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ABNT NBR 14725 Standard Open for Public Consultation until November 19, 2020

by Raissa Havens The Brazilian Chemistry Committee (CB-010) of the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) opened a national consultation in October on the proposed...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

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Brexit: The Northern Ireland Protocol

by Eleanor Grimes, PhD As part of the Brexit Process, the UK and EU have established the Northern Ireland Protocol in a bid to prevent...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

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Taiwan Announces the First Concerned Chemical Substance

by Xunyao Fu, PhD On October 30, 2020, Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) promulgated “Categories and Management of Handling for Concerned Chemical Substances” (列管關注化學物質及其運作管理事項), a...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

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Canada Publishes Orders Regarding CEPA, 1999, Schedule 1, List of Toxic Substances

by Tammy J. Murphy On October 28, 2020, two separate Orders regarding Schedule 1, List of Toxic Substances of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

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Vietnam Reopens Window for Nominations to its National Chemicals Inventory (NCI)

by Thuy Dang On October 16, 2020, the Vietnamese Department of Chemicals (VINACHEMIA), under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), issued Notice No. 897/HC-ATHC...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

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Evaluating Your Marketing Strategy for Chemical Industry Businesses

A significant step in creating a marketing strategy for chemical industry businesses is the evaluation stage. A lot of forethought must go into planning, but...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

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Proposed Israel Industrial Chemicals Registration Law

by Dima Gärtner and Ghassan Zughaib Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection recently published a proposal to establish an industrial chemical registration scheme that will apply...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

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Inclusion of Declaration in Certain Product Labels in Brazil

by Raissa Havens The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) published on September 3rd of 2020, Resolution of the Collegiate Board 421 of September 1st, 2020...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

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Canada Publishes Science Assessment of and Multiple Proposals in Regards to Plastic Pollution and Plastic Manufactured Items

by Tammy J. Murphy Plastic pollution impacts the environment as well as human health. Plastics are comprised of both macroplastics and microplastics both of which...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

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Canada Publishes Notice to Gather Information for Potential Risk Management of PFHxS

by Tammy J. Murphy On 10 October 2020, a Notice requiring the submission of information for Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid, its salts and precursors was published...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

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China Solicits Public Comments on the First Hazardous Chemicals Safety Law

by Lily Hou, PhD., CHMM On October 2, 2020, China’s Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) published a notice soliciting public comments on the third draft...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

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Japan to Require SDS and Labelling for Benzyl Alcohol

by Yuko Howell On October 16, 2020, Japan announced new amendments to the Cabinet Order and Ordinance of the Industrial Safety and Health Law (ISHL). ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

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New EU Sustainable Chemical Strategy Released

by Eleanor Grimes On October 14th 2020 the European Commission (EC) released its long-range strategy document on chemical sustainability that is expected to drive innovation...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

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