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2923 more chemicals registered by industry under REACH


By the 31 May 2013, 3 215 companies have submitted 9 084 registration dossiers to ECHA for chemicals manufactured or imported in quantities from 100 to 1 000 tonnes per year. 20% of all registrations were submitted by micro, small or medium sized companies and 80% came from large companies. 23% ...


New information from REACH registrations extends the SIN List


The SIN List has been updated to version 2.1, adding additional chemicals to the list of Substances of Very High Concern identified by ChemSec. The new additions are mainly substances that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction, and that should be regulated in the EU. Registration ...


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“Sustainable Recycling Industries” – a new approach for developing countries


Recovery of raw materials from waste as a business model for developing countries: Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, and the Swiss State Secretary for Economy Affairs (SECO) have been pursuing this approach since 2003. Since then, sustainable recycling ...


REACH: Requirements for the identification of Substances of Very High Concern in accordance with Article 57 (f)


The European Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulates the safe use of chemicals in Europe. So-called "Substances of Very High Concern" (SVHC) are of particular interest under REACH. These include substances that are carcinogenic, ...


Public consultations now open on CLH proposals for three active substances in plant protection products and lead

ECHA is seeking comments for carvone, metaldehyde and dimethenamid-P.


The 45-day public consultation will end on 7 December. The relevant information can be found in the CLH dossiers providing the identity of the substance and the proposed classification, a scientific justification and the reason why an action is needed at EU level. Comments can be submitted by ...


ECHA launches a public consultation on 54 potential Substances of Very High Concern


The European Commission has requested ECHA to prepare Annex XV dossiers for 37 substances on their behalf. Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden and the United Kingdom have also put forward proposals for the identification of 17 substances.Amongst the substances, 44 are ...


ECHA publishes the first report on the CMR substances registered or notified after the 2010 registration deadline


The report "CMR substances from Annex VI of the CLP Regulation which are registered under REACH and/or notified under CLP", published by ECHA, is a screening of the information available at the Agency in April 2012. It also presents the first opportunity to take a look at the CMR - carcinogenic, ...


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Plastics in electrical waste: Disposal or recycling?


Electrical and electronic appliances are not only made from metallic materials, but also consist of up to more than 20% of plastics in average. These are found, for example, in casings or in base materials for circuit boards. No simple task for recycling companies, which find themselves ...


BPA banned in baby bottles but used in drinking water pipes


Since the spring of 2011 Bisphenol A (BPA) is banned in baby bottles throughout the EU, and lately the presence of this chemical in food tin cans has been increasingly questioned. However, there is also the risk of BPA leaching into drinking water from water pipes being restored with a method ...


ECHA to publish more information on chemical substances


Certain information from the registration dossiers that is contained in the Safety Data Sheet, including the names of registrants, will be published on the ECHA dissemination web section in the future. Companies will be able to keep this information confidential, provided that a valid ...


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