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Restriction and authorisation found to drive replacement of harmful chemicals
08/07/2020

Replacing harmful chemicals with safer alternatives and greener technologies is strongly driven by regulation, with companies reporting that restrictions and authorisation are their main drivers for substitution. Companies are also motivated by customer demand and their own sustainability policies, with ECHA’s substitution strategy also indirectly boosting substitution activities.

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EU inspectors to check consumer products for hazardous substances
01/07/2020

The Enforcement Forum agreed that its major enforcement project planned for 2022 (REF-10) will focus on integrated checks of products that control several duties from different pieces of legislation – mostly related to articles, but also to mixtures. Most of the products are expected to be consumer products.

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Candidate List update: Four new hazardous chemicals to be phased out
25/06/2020
The additions include three substances that are toxic to reproduction and one endocrine disruptor. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 209 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment.

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Restrictions
Consultations on SEAC draft opinion: 2
  • Start date: 24/06/2020
  • Deadline: 24/08/2020
Consultations on SEAC draft opinion: 1
  • Start date: 01/07/2020
  • Deadline: 01/09/2020
Restriction proposals: 1
  • Start date: 25/03/2020
  • Deadline: 25/09/2020
Testing proposals
Testing proposals: 28
  • Start date: 17/06/2020
  • Deadline: 03/08/2020
Testing proposals: 39
  • Start date: 07/07/2020
  • Deadline: 21/08/2020

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Harmonised classification and labelling
CLH proposals: 1
  • Start date: 01/06/2020
  • Deadline: 31/07/2020
CLH proposals: 2
  • Start date: 22/06/2020
  • Deadline: 21/08/2020
Harmonised classification and labelling targeted consultations
CLH proposals: 1
  • Start date: 13/07/2020
  • Deadline: 10/08/2020

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