EC: Upcoming discussions on EDC criteria

Pesticides and Biocides Committees of the European Commission are to discuss the EDC criteria proposal this week

Registration of biocides in FCMs

ECHA requires registration of biocides in FCMs falling under the Biocidal Products Regulation by September 1, 2016

Six classes challenge

Science editorial presents the “Six classes challenge” – a campaign calling to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals in products, focusing on entire classes rather than individual chemicals

List of biocide suppliers published

ECHA makes available the list of active biocidal substances on the EU market including the substance or product suppliers

ECHA Biocides Stakeholders’ Day – now live

Today ECHA hosts Biocides Stakeholders’ Day – conference presentations and live-stream available online

Union-wide authorization of biocidal products

First applications for union-wide authorization of biocidal products submitted to ECHA

ECHA adopts 11 opinions on biocides

ECHA’s Biocidal Products Committee agrees on 11 opinions for active substances in biocidal products; Registry on Biocidal Products updated

DG SANTÉ consults with stakeholders

Directorate General Health and Food Safety holds first stakeholder meeting under new Commission leadership; amendment to Plastics Regulation, plastics recycling and Biocides Regulation discussed; changes to working group announced

Biocides in FCMs: legal follow-ups needed

Authorization of biocides discussed at the Biocides Symposium ’15 in Ljubljana, Slovenia

ECHA publishes list of pending biocidal applications

List published to increase transparency and raise awareness among companies