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ECHA: REACH driving substitution in many ways

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published two reports on the direct and indirect effects of REACH in driving the substitution of hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives. This was based on a survey of industry associations and over 80 companies, many of which had been affected by REACH processes.

ECHA checking more dossiers

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has revealed that it conducted 301 in-depth checks on almost 3,000 REACH registration dossiers in 2019, covering 274 unique chemicals.

59 sign up to CEFIC Action Plan

CEFIC has announced that, to date, 59 chemical producers in Europe have signed up to the Action Plan to re-evaluate their chemical safety data, which it launched in late June.

ECHA adds four to Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency has added four new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation under REACH.

ECHA proposes action on microplastics

 

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has, as requested by the European Commission a year ago as part of the EU plastics strategy, submitted a proposal for the restriction of microplastic particles that are intentionally added to mixtures used by consumers and professionals.

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