ECHA classifies BPA as environmental endocrine disruptor

ECHA adds 7 new SVHCs to Candidate List; entry for BPA updated to include endocrine disrupting properties with effects on environment

EU environment committee supports draft BPA regulation

EU Parliament’s Environment Committee votes in favor of EU Commission’s draft regulation on bisphenol A in food contact materials

BPA an environmental endocrine disruptor

ECHA’s Member States Committee supports Germany’s proposal to classify BPA as substance of very high concern (SVHC) due to endocrine disrupting properties with probable effects in the environment

DCHP and TMA identified as SVHCs

EU REACH Committee classifies dicyclohexyl phthalate and trimellitic anhydride as substances of very high concern; both substances relevant for food contact

SIN List more relevant than Candidate List

International Chemical Secretariat states that SIN List is ‘more relevant’ than REACH Candidate List for companies looking to identify chemicals to substitute; exposes ECHA’s insufficient focus on ‘non-registered’ substances, lack of progress on ‘already tackled’ substances

Updated SIN Producers List

International Chemical Secretariat updates SIN Producers List, illustrates 2016-2017 trends in production of hazardous industrial chemicals

ChemSec: SIN List chemicals for Candidate List

International Chemical Secretariat responds to ECHA’s analysis of SIN List, deems current regulatory process too slow, demands adding all SIN List chemicals on SVHC Candidate List for authorization

PlasticsEurope vs. ECHA: Second case over BPA

Trade body PlasticsEurope again sues ECHA over BPA, opposing classification as endocrine disruptor on Candidate list; previous lawsuit concerning BPA’s Candidate List entry for reprotoxic properties still ongoing

Costco adopts chemicals policy

Retailer Costco commits to reducing hazardous chemicals in consumer products, publishes list of chemicals of concern targeted in its product screening program

Regulating persistent and mobile chemicals

German Environment Agency proposes criteria for persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT) chemicals in the water cycle