Chemical compliance… what’s happening?

What’s happening with regard to chemical regulations internationally? Here are some updates we’ve prepared for you for September 2021.

ECHA puts eight more substances on candidate list

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has classified eight further substances as being of very high concern and included them in the candidate list of substances for eventual inclusion in the Authorisation process.

In the future, these substances may be placed on the Authorisation list, which means that companies would need to apply for permission to continue to use them. Companies are required to follow their legal obligation to ensure safe use of these chemicals. They may also have to notify ECHA under the Waste Framework Directive if their products/articles contain substances of very high concern. This notification is submitted to ECHA’s SCIP database and the information published on the Agency’s website.

The substances pose a risk to human health because they are toxic for reproduction, carcinogenic, respiratory sensitisers or endocrine disruptors. Importers and producers of articles containing a candidate list substance have six months to notify ECHA.

The newly included substances are used in consumer products such as cosmetics, perfumes, rubber and textiles, and also in solvents, flame retardants and plastic products.

An overview of the newly included substances can be found here.

European Commission clarifies information requirements in REACH

The European Commission has adopted a new regulation amending Annexes VII to XI of the REACH Regulation. The new regulation will clarify certain information requirements for registering chemicals and increase the legal certainty of the evaluation practices already applied by the European Chemicals Agency. The new regulations will apply from 8 January 2022.

The main changes concern:

For more information on the changes to REACH, please contact us.

Keeping more people safe from poisons in Europe

Poison centre notifications exceed one million!

In June, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that over one million poison centre notifications were successfully submitted by companies. With the volume of submitted notifications, it is expected that EU poison centres will now have far more accurate information to provide help in emergency situations related to chemical products.

The number of notifications will most likely continue to grow as we are in a transition period until 1st January 2025 for products that had been previously notified according to the national schemes.

This requirement has quickly become an important part of chemical business as it is more widely recognised and is a standard part of labelling and chemical product lifecycle.

Landbell Group company, H2 Compliance works closely with companies to help ensure compliance in this area, together with advising on appropriate strategy and solutions.

Please contact us for further information.

What else

Making the most of the resources in electronics

Training recyclers on how to manage batteries and e-waste plastics

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The art of waste

Spanish artists show us the impact of the linear economy

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e-Waste is everybody’s problem

The e-Waste Summit 2021 makes clear that joint effort is needed to stop e-waste

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Recycling batteries becomes easier

Standardised logo for battery collection points in Germany

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Your company can be a winner, too!

The Green Alley Award finalists help your business overcome three sustainability challenges

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German WEEE law amended

New obligations for online retailers, online marketplace operators and fulfillment service providers

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Focus on… Switzerland

Please note that the Swiss WEEE regulation now covers all electrical and electronic devices

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Stop searching…

Landbell Group’s new online information service for EPR does the hard work for you!

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Meet Wojtek, Konny and Nick at the E-Waste World Conference & Expo

Come and meet us at Stand 114 from 30 November to 1 December at the Exhibition Centre in Frankfurt, Germany

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James, Beth and Kevin ‘on the road’ in November

Awarding achievement and communicating changes is essential for safer chemicals

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Why consumer campaigns pay off for companies

Missed collection and recovery targets put added pressure on producers: the public need to play their part

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Don’t be afraid – be aware!

New movie highlights shocking problem of e-waste dumped in forests

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Less than six months until new plastic packaging tax in UK

But ERP UK is ready to help companies be prepared for April 2022

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Focus on… Kenya

Changes for producers as East African country is set to enforce EPR regulations

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Huge project for huge country

Landbell Group to support reduction, reuse and recycling of plastics in India

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800 attendees, one goal: a plastic free world

Landbell Group to speak at biggest conference on reducing plastic waste

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Electrifying clothes: Mode for Recycling!

Another fantastic finale for ERP Poland’s eye-catching environmental campaign

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Helping children to unlock “The Avocado Mystery”

ERP Denmark supports children’s book on sustainable development goals

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Have you met Hermit Leer?

New campaign in Austria to raise awareness among consumers to properly dispose of waste portable batteries

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“They give us opportunity; we give them innovation.”

Interview with Anne Lamp from traceless materials, this year’s Green Alley Award winner

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Focus on… Croatia

New Waste Act makes it easier for producers to comply with EPR obligations

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A big step for Brazil

Brazil is taking its first steps in managing waste electronics and packaging - and we are proud to be accompanying them on this challenging journey 

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Study shows how producers can benefit from competition

A new study from adelphi shows that competition drives innovation, improves services and ensures cost-efficient waste management

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The Green Alley Award: jump on board

Get to know the latest circular economy business ideas… first!

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