November Newsletter now available

The November issue highlights some of the new tasks that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will take onboard in the future. Such tasks include implementing the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation and building a database under the Waste Framework Directive to track substances of very high concern in the supply chain. The newsletter provides details about the possible consequences for companies following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, how it will become easier to find information about biocidal products that are used across the EU, and how the updated public activities coordination tool (PACT) will assist in checking whether a substance is on the radar of authorities for potential regulatory action. ECHA also follow up a report on the use of lead ammunition and fishing weights in terrestrial environments, and interview the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management about making products safe by design. The guest column features Eurometaux and gives their views on their cooperation with ECHA under the Metals and Inorganics Sectorial Approach (MISA). A copy of the newsletter is available at: Online ECHA Newsletter

ECHA, 20 November 2018 ; http://echa.europa.eu