Commentary & Analysis


12 November 2018

Plastics Global Commitment Model for All Products?

The recent announcement of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment sponsored by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN Environment (the “Global[...]

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09 November 2018

Preliminary Announcement of the Amendment to the Enforcement Decree of the Act on Resource Circulation of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles

The Korean Ministry of Environment announced on October 4, 2018, with 40 days of consideration period for comments, amendments to the Enforcement[...]

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07 November 2018

Status of Ecodesign Preparatory Studies for Product Groups Identified as Potential Regulatory Targets

The European Commission pursues a “Working Plan” when it comes to the development and revision of EU ecodesign legislation. The current Working Plan[...]

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30 October 2018

Draft Regulation on the Implementation of the Energy Labeling Database Circulated

One of the requirements of the 2017 Energy Labeling Framework Regulation is that the European Commission will “establish and maintain a product[...]

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30 October 2018

New RoHS Stakeholder Consultation

The Oeko Institut announced a new stakeholder consultation on 26th October 2018 on two aspects of the RoHS Directive1:

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25 October 2018

Electronics Makers at Risk with e-Waste Exports

“Canada continues to allow exports of hazardous e-waste to flow to developing countries (in this case, China and Pakistan)… These are all likely to be[...]

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24 October 2018

RoHS Exemption Request Assessment Reports Published

The Oeko Institut has published two reports on its assessment of RoHS Directive exemption renewal requests and of new exemption requests1. These are[...]

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18 October 2018

REACH Annex XVII Restrictions on CMRs in Textiles

The European Commission adopted new legislation under the REACH Regulation on 10th October 2018 to restrict 33 substances in clothing and footwear as[...]

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18 October 2018

Summary of the Amended K-REACH

Sub-regulations of K-REACH and Chemical Product Safety Act, a  new full name of K-BPR, will be promulgated in November or December 2018.

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17 October 2018

UK Government’s Second Set of Guidance on “No Deal” Brexit Highlights Complications for Manufacturers and Sellers of CE Marked Products

The UK Government has published further “technical notices” that outline the implications for businesses if the UK exits the EU without having secured[...]

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