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Test Tubes with Chemicals Solution

UK Consults Over Proposed Revision to Persistent Organic Pollutants

The UK has launched a consultation on potential revisions to the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation. Comments are accepted until April 27, 2023.
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EU Intends to Revise CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures

The EU is proposing to revise its CLP Regulation. Substances and mixtures must be classified, labeled and packaged in accordance with the revision 18 months after the date of entry into force.
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Sustainability and Ecology Concept

EU Publishes Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

The EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) has now been signed and published in the EU Official Journal. It will take effect on January 5, 2023, and EU member states will have 18 months to integrate it into their national law.
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Experiment in the Laboratory

Japan Intends to Regulate PFHxS and PFHxS-related Compounds

Japan has launched a one-month consultation on its draft measure to regulate PFHxS, its salts and PFHxS-related compounds. Comments are accepted until March 19, 2023
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Test Tubes with Chemicals

New Zealand Consults Over Proposal to Regulate PFHxS and PFHxS-related Compounds

New Zealand has launched a consultation on its proposal to restrict PFHxS, its salts and PFHxS-related compounds as a persistent organic pollutant (POP). Comments are accepted until April 5, 2023.
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ISO Launches New Test Method to Determine Material Loss from Fabrics During Washing

In February 2023, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) launched ISO 4484-1, a new test method to help the textile industry select fabrics that reduce shedding or material loss during use and laundering.
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US EPA Issues Final Rule for Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products

The US EPA has issued a final rule to revise the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite wood Products Act. This final rule will become effective on March 23, 2023.
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ECHA Consults Over Listing Two Substances as SVHCs

The European Chemicals Agency has launched a 45-day consultation for listing two chemicals as substances of very high concern (SVHC). Comments are accepted until April 3, 2023.
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Maine, USA, Issues Draft Rule for PFAS in Products

Maine is proposing a new rule to provide additional guidance for the state’s disclosure program on products containing intentionally added PFAS. Comments are accepted until May 19, 2023.
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Coloured Pencils

France Appeals EU General Court’s Decision to Annul Titanium Dioxide as Carcinogenic

France has announced that its government has appealed the EU General Court’s decision to annul the classification of titanium dioxide (TiO2) in certain powder forms as carcinogenic. The harmonized classification and labeling of TiO2 will continue to apply until the appeal has been decided.
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