EU’s non-toxic strategy reports

EU Commission publishes comprehensive study and 7 sub-studies on its non-toxic environment strategy

Substances of concern in the circular economy

EU Parliament addresses the fate of chemicals in the circular economy, supports the development of non-toxic material cycles

Public consultation on 9 new SVHCs

ECHA opens public consultation on proposals for 9 substances of very high concern, including BPA as environmental endocrine disruptor; deadline for comments is October 20, 2017

RIVM: SVHCs can hamper recycling

Dutch institute for public health and environment addresses substances of very high concern in waste streams, makes recommendations for safe recycling in the circular economy

Information on chemicals in products for clean circular economy

NGOs respond to EU Commission consultation on chemicals, products and waste in the circular economy; call for EU information system disclosing substances of concern in products

REACH workshop on environmental EDCs

ECHA holds workshop discussing the authorization process for environmental endocrine disruptors under REACH on August 22, 2017 in Brussels; registration open until August 2, 2017

PFHxS added to Candidate List

European Chemicals Agency adds perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) to candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHC); updates entries for BPA and four phthalates to include endocrine disrupting properties for human health

ECHA updates guidance on SVHCs in articles

ECHA publishes comprehensive update of guidance on substances of very high concern in articles, clarifies companies’ communication and notification obligations

Restriction of 4 phthalates progressing

ECHA’s Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis issues final opinion in favor of banning endocrine disrupting phthalates DEHP, DBP, DIBP, and BBP in consumer articles; all 4 phthalates relevant for food contact materials

BPA recognized as human endocrine disruptor

ECHA Member State Committee identifies bisphenol A as a substance of very high concern because of its endocrine disrupting effects in humans, in addition to its reprotoxic properties