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EPA Publishes Proposed TSCA Fees Rule

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On January 11, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) published a proposed fees rule under Section 26(b) of the...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

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EU Biocides – Cultural Heritage Exceptions Published for Biocidal Products with Nitrogen

by Mária Bystrianska Biocidal products that are placed on the EU market must be shown to be safe for humans, animals and the environment, in...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

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Argentina Prohibits Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetic Products

by Raissa Havens The topic of plastic microbeads in cosmetics has given rise to many regulations around the world. There is a concern about pollution...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

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ECHA Publishes Updated Guidance on the Compilation of Safety Data Sheets

by Charlotte Blackburn, PhD In December 2020, the updated ECHA Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheets (Version 4.0) was published. The updated guidance...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

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Canada Publishes Proposals to Amend the HPR to Align with the 7th Revised Edition of GHS and to Amend Schedule 2 of the HPA

by Tammy J. Murphy On 19 December 2020, two proposals were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I.  Issued by the Department of Health, both...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

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EPA Regulates Five PBT Chemicals

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM Section 6(h) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) to...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

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Selling and Marketing Raw Materials: How Companies Can Use Buyer Intent Data

Marketing is an exciting business field. It provides professionals with the opportunity to get creative and connect with customers on a whole new level. When...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

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SEAC Committee Opinion on EU-wide Microplastic Restriction Proposal Adopted

by Klaudia Cibolja Sostaric In December 2020, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted its opinion to ban intentionally added microplastics...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

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Voluntary Industry Code on Animal Testing and Cosmetics in Australia

by Laura Whiteman According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), over 85% of Australians believe that cosmetics should not...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

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EPA Releases Draft Guidance on PFAS SNUR

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On July 27, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) finalized a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) for Long-Chain Perfluoroalkyl...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

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CARACAL Draft Recommendation Clarifies EU CLP Aerosol Classification

by Eleanor Grimes, PhD After extensive review this year, CARACAL (Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP) has recommended changes to the section of CLP regarding...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

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Updates on ASEAN Cosmetics Directive Annexes II, III, and VI Adopted

by Percy Doufou-Shafiq, PhD In November 2020, a number of changes to the ASEAN Cosmetics Directive Annex II (Prohibited Substances), Annex III (Restricted Substances) and...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

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China Issues Final Guidance on New Chemical Substance Registrations

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM On November 16, 2020, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) issued the Guidance on Registration of New Chemical Substances...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

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Changes in EU Feed Additives Procedures Published

by Mária Bystrianska and Eleanor Grimes On November 26th an amendment to Regulation 429/2008/EC on the preparation and presentation of applications and the assessment and...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

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Three Amendments to Annexes II, III and VI of the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 Published

by Dr. Doufou-Shafiq, Percy On November 12, 2020, three new amendments to the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 were published.  (EU) 2020/1682 amending Annex III to...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

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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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