News of the month

Every month, we bring together some of our top news stories from the last four weeks to highlight the biggest developments affecting product safety professionals. Take a look at this month’s top stories below.

In May we reported developments related to the EU chemicals strategy for sustainability, as the roundtable tasked with ensuring the strategy’s success took shape. The European Commission also set out options for amendments to REACH and CLP. In the US, EPA outlined strategic plans for the TSCA chemicals programme and Vermont took one step closer to becoming the first US state to ban PFAS and bisphenols. 

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'Biggest project ever conducted' by the industry body

27 May 2021

North America

Agency also contemplates annual CDR reporting option in draft OPPT strategic plan

25 May 2021

Echa withdraws chromates restriction intention proposal, while EU executive seeks solution to give clarity for industry

25 May 2021


Asia Pacific

Some manufacturers relocating production ahead of 1 May waiver start date

15 April 2021


Kestutis Sadauskas, head of DG Environment’s circular economy and green growth division, explains its mission

20 May 2021

Campaigners pledge to block any attempt to bypass existing democratic structure

13 May 2021

Several possible amendments set out under chemicals strategy initiative

06 May 2021

Substances no longer needed with launch of new polymerisation process

20 May 2021

13 May 2021

Marketing can provide a 'false sense of security' to consumers

12 May 2021

Nominee to lead chemicals office outlines priorities at Senate confirmation hearing

05 May 2021

Measure looks to adopt first-in-nation prohibitions on PFASs, bisphenols

Experts raise concerns over strict certification requirements

11 March 2021

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European Commission exploring exemption for polymer compounds and pellets

05 May 2021