15 Feb
Emerging packaging regulation: What’s ahead?

Packaging and packaging waste directive commonly referred as ‘PPWD was introduced in 1994 and currently remains in place for regulating packaging and the management of packaging waste. The directive requires member states to ensure that packaging placed on the EU […]

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13 Feb
Delving Into the World of Precious and Rare Earth Metals

The rare-earth elements (REE), alternatively known as rare-earth metals, rare earths, or, in certain contexts, rare-earth oxides, along with the lanthanides (with the caveat that yttrium and scandium, though not traditionally part of this group, are typically grouped with rare […]

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5 Feb
REACH SVHC Candidate List: Newly Added Substances and Their Significance

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added five new hazardous chemicals in its 30th update of the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) Candidate List, bringing the total to 240 SVHC entries. This underscores the importance of effectively […]

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26 Jan
EPA Finalizes New Use Rule (SNUR) for 329 PFAS under TSCA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) to prevent 329 PFAS that are not currently in use, from re-entering the marketplace and environment. The Final Rule covers 329 per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances so-called “forever […]

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16 Jan
CDX System Introduces New Regulation to Combat Ozone Layer Depletion

The Montreal Protocol, finalized in 1987, is a landmark international agreement aimed at protecting the stratospheric ozone layer by phasing out the production and consumption of substances that deplete it. These ozone-depleting substances (ODS), including hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), halons, carbon tetrachloride […]

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5 Jan
A Comprehensive Guide for Non-EU Companies on Navigating the EU CSRD

In the realm of global business, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations have gained unprecedented importance. The European Union (EU) has long been a pioneer in this area, and its latest initiative, the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), has […]

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26 Dec
Decoding PFAS Regulations: Enforcement Forum Insights

In the intricate landscape of environmental regulations, staying informed about the latest developments is paramount. A particularly pressing concern revolves around the regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and their potential implications for human health and the environment. The […]

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21 Dec
Amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006: A New Era for DEHP in Medical Devices

The European Union has recently made significant amendments to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, specifically concerning the use of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in medical devices. This change marks a pivotal moment in regulating chemical substances within the medical field. The Original […]

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19 Dec
Unlocking the Power of ECHA’s IUCLID Dataset with ComplianceXL

ECHA’s recent revelation of an expanded IUCLID dataset has ushered in a new era for pharmaceutical research, emphasizing a shift towards alternative testing methods. With 528 approved pharmaceuticals and a blend of animal and human trial data, this development aligns […]

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13 Dec
EPA’s Bold Move to Safeguard Health with Stricter TCE Regulations

On October 31, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced a proposed risk management rule under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), aiming to prohibit most applications of Trichloroethylene (TCE) within one year after the final […]

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