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REACH
Despite limited information on nanomaterials in waste, existing data is valuable for waste operators
15/11/2021

A new report shows that limited data is available on the amount of waste streams containing nanomaterials in the EU. However, despite this, existing public data on waste is highly valuable for waste managers, scientists, regulatory bodies, and potentially consumers.

REACH
REACH requirements need to be considered in chemical recycling
11/11/2021

Chemical recycling of plastic waste currently covers different technologies with varying potential for contributing to a circular economy, a new report finds. Following REACH registration requirements for recycled materials and finding ways to eliminate substances of concern from plastic waste streams are key to achieving non-toxic recycling.

REACH
New guideline reduces animal testing and protects from allergies caused by chemicals
13/10/2021

ECHA has published advice to registrants on how to reliably combine different sources of alternative data when assessing skin sensitisation of chemicals. This reduces the need to test on animals, while protecting people from allergies. The advice is based on a recent OECD guideline.

Consultations

REACH

Applications for authorisation
Consultations: 6
  • Start date: 17/11/2021
  • Deadline: 12/01/2022
Calls for comments and evidence
Substances: 1
  • Start date: 22/10/2021
  • Deadline: 22/12/2021
Restrictions
Restriction proposals: 1
  • Start date: 23/06/2021
  • Deadline: 03/01/2022
Restriction proposals: 1
  • Start date: 22/09/2021
  • Deadline: 22/03/2022
Testing proposals
Testing proposals: 15
  • Start date: 21/10/2021
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
Testing proposals: 20
  • Start date: 25/11/2021
  • Deadline: 10/01/2022

CLP

Harmonised classification and labelling
CLH proposals: 5
  • Start date: 08/11/2021
  • Deadline: 21/01/2022
CLH proposals: 2
  • Start date: 29/11/2021
  • Deadline: 28/01/2022

BPR

Other calls for comments and evidence
Other calls for comments and evidence: 1
  • Start date: 24/11/2021
  • Deadline: 31/01/2022

CAD/CMD

Consultations on OEL proposal
OEL proposals: 1
  • Start date: 11/10/2021
  • Deadline: 10/12/2021

POPs

There are currently no ongoing consultations.