China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment published a draft of their national implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants on its website on September 5, 2023. According to the Stockholm Convention for continuous regulation of persistent organic pollutants, this section of the… Read More »China releases draft of 2023 implementation plan for StockholmConvention on POPs
The Commission is proposing common criteria against greenwashing and misleading environmental claims. In accordance with the current proposal, consumers will have greater clarity, greater assurance that when something is marketed as “green,” it is in fact green, and higher quality information to choose environmentally friendly… Read More »Supporting sustainable choices and ending Greenwashing
India Amends Hazardous Waste Rules to Allow Re-exports of Repaired EEE to Companies other than OEMs.
The Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Amendment Rules, 2023 were published on July 12 by India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). It is now possible to export used electrical and electronic assemblies that are imported for repair or refurbishment… Read More »India Amends Hazardous Waste Rules to Allow Re-exports of Repaired EEE to Companies other than OEMs.
Introduction The list of banned and declarable compounds used exclusively by the railway sector is provided by the Railway Industry Substance List (RISL). A specific inventory or collection of compounds that are often used, handled, or encountered in the railway sector is referred to as… Read More »Railway Industry Substance List (RISL)
China looks at the domestic production and use of long-chain PFCAs and medium-chain chlorinated paraffin.
The Stockholm Convention’s POPRC19 will review information on the production, uses, import/export, alternative substances, and alternative technologies of “long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids and their salts and related compounds” (long-chain PFCAs) and “medium-chain chlorinated paraffin” (MCCPs) on July 20, 2023, according to a notice from China’s Ministry… Read More »China looks at the domestic production and use of long-chain PFCAs and medium-chain chlorinated paraffin.
China releases draft requirements for remanufacturers ofelectromechanical goods that adhere to standards.
Draft criteria for “standards-compliant” remanufacturers of electromechanical devices were published by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on June 7, 2023. Through June 22, 2023, the ministry will accept opinions on the draft. The requirements would apply to remanufacturers whose facilities have been constructed… Read More »China releases draft requirements for remanufacturers ofelectromechanical goods that adhere to standards.
China publishes a draft of its 2023 guidelines on the creation of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality requirements for industry.
A draft of 2023 instructions on the creation of standards for carbon peaking and carbon neutrality in the industry sector was published on May 22, 2023, by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Through June 22, 2023, the ministry will accept opinions on the… Read More »China publishes a draft of its 2023 guidelines on the creation of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality requirements for industry.
The launch of the Carbon Credit Trading Scheme has been announced by the Power Ministry of India for June 28, 2023. The plan outlines each institution’s specific responsibilities for putting the Indian carbon credit trading plan into action. Carbon credits certificates (CCCs) will be awarded… Read More »India Releases Carbon Credit Trading Scheme
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a draft revised risk determination for 1,4-Dioxane, a chemical substance used in various commercial and industrial applications. The draft evaluates the overall risk of 1,4-Dioxane as a whole chemical, rather than assessing each condition of use separately.… Read More »EPA Releases Draft Revised TSCA Risk Determination for 1,4-Dioxane
From 3 to 6 October 2023, the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention is scheduled to convene for its 19th session in Rome, Italy. This meeting will be held consecutively with the 19th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm… Read More »Rotterdam Convention to List Methyl Bromide and Paraquat in Annex III for PIC Procedure