Commentary & Analysis


20 May 2020

EU: Classification of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Under REACH

Substances that are classified as endocrine disruptors are believed to be some of the most harmful to human health or the environment, however it is[...]

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23 April 2020

EU RoHS Exemptions and Additional Substances Update

The Oeko-Institut is assessing requests for new RoHS exemptions and exemption renewals for the European Commission and recently announced a new[...]

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26 March 2020

Bangladesh RoHS and WEEE Draft Laws Proposed

Bangladesh is planning to be one of the next countries to adopt RoHS-like legislation. However, the draft proposal submitted to the World Trade[...]

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27 January 2020

Three Proposed Additions to REACH Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has proposed three Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for possible addition to the REACH Candidate List. The[...]

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21 January 2020

US TSCA High Priority Substance Rules Include Imported Articles

The US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was amended in 2018 to require manufacturers and processors of high priority chemicals to pay fees to fund[...]

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20 January 2020

Brazil to Establish National Inventory of Industrial Chemicals

The Brazilian deputy Flavio Nogueira has introduced a Bill in the country's Chamber of Deputies in order to create a national inventory of chemical[...]

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12 December 2019

EU: RoHS Additional Substance Prioritization

As part of the RoHS additional substances study, the Oeko Institut has been asked by the European Commission to produce a list of substances to be[...]

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10 December 2019

Ontario: Battery Industries Prepare for Circular Economy

With some important recent developments, the battery industries and their resource recovery partners have taken significant steps in preparing for the[...]

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09 December 2019

RoHS Exemption Renewal Update

Exemptions to use RoHS restricted substances are time limited. The deadline for requesting renewal of Annex III and Annex IV exemptions from the RoHS[...]

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29 November 2019

EU REACH: Hazardous Chemical Notification Failure

A study on the communication in the supply chain of information on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) has been published. The study was carried out[...]

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