New labeling requirements of waste-generating products in France

The decree No. 2022-748 introduces a new consumer information system on the environmental impact of products during the act of purchase.

In 2020, France approved its "Anti-Waste and Circular Economy Law " - AGEC for its acronym in French, whose main objective is "to create a more sustainable consumption model", and which is articulated around five measures which will be progressively implemented in the coming years:

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SVHC Candidate List extended to 224 substances

The list has recently added a new entry, N-(hydroxymethyl) acrylamide, due to its carcinogenic and mutagenic properties.

The Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern - SVHC contains a list of chemicals that are considered harmful to the environment and to human health. These substances may be eventually placed on the Authorisation List and, therefore, its use would be prohibited unless companies apply for authorisation.

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Glyphosate, Yes: not change proposed to hazard classification

The latest RAC´s opinion recommends keeping the existing classification for glyphosate as a substance that causes serious eye damage and is toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects.

Just a year ago, the ECHA Committee for Risk Assessmentstarted a process to review the current harmonized classification and labelling proposal of Glyphosate. The revision was triggered by a 2019 - application issued by the Glyphosate Renewal Group - GRG

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Singapore adapts to the GHS 7th Revised Edition

On April 4, the government agency Enterprise Singapore, which promotes the business development of the Asian country, published a revision proposal for the Singapore Standard (SS) 586, which regulates the communication and registration of hazardous chemicals, with the aim of adapting it to the seventh revised edition of the GHS.

The proposed changes to SS 586 includes:

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18th ATP of the CLP published

The Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/692 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 3 May 2022 and will be applied from 23 November 2023.

The latest amendment to del CLP Regulation, that guarantees its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, came into force last 23 May, 2022, but it establishes a grace period for its application, scheduled for the end of 2023, so that companies have enough time to adapt to the new regulatory requirements.

Among the MAIN NOVELTIES established by the directive are:

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