Last January 16, the European Commission adopted, in the context of a more general process of transition to a more circular economy, the first European strategy on plastics.
The strategy is aimed at protecting the environment against plastic pollution and at the same time promoting growth and innovation.
Under the new plans, all plastic packaging on the EU market will be recyclable within 2030, the use of disposable plastic bags will be reduced and the intentional use of microplastics will be limited.
On the subject of the authorization procedure for Excess Chromium, the CTACsub Consortium made available the announced "Good Practice / Task Sheets" (GPS) documents.
On the topic of waterborne materials, ANIMA formalized its accession to the European Consortium EDW (European Drinking Water), which was established in Brussels with the aim of lobbying for the revision of the 98 / 83 / CE Directive DWD.
The next 21 September 2017 is the date identified by the 348 / 2013 Regulation (application of the REACH Regulation) as "a date within which the use of the Chromium Trioxide substance will be prohibited without the prior authorization being issued (" expiration date ") ".
The Chinese Ministry of Industry has made available two supporting documents for the application of China's existing legislation to "restrict the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment".
The documents are as follows:
The European Commission has published the update of Annex XIV to the REACH Regulation containing the list of substances subject to authorization.
The update includes the addition of twelve new substances, eight of which are classified toxic to reproduction, two have both carcinogenic properties and PBT / vPvB and two are endocrine disrupters. After this new update, the SVHCs shown in Annex XIV are forty-four.
The European Commission has updated the Guideline for the Implementation of the 2000 / 14 / EC Directive on Approximation of Member States' Legislation on Sound Emission
Environmental protection of machines and equipment intended for outdoor operation.
There were no substantial changes compared to the previous edition; The interventions were limited to:
Updating the legislative references
Updating references to European and international standards available
Update useful links
The European Chemicals Agency ECHA has released the new draft of the revision of the Guide devoted to the subject of substances in articles.
We recall that the revision was necessary in the light of the European Court of Justice judgment of 10 September 2015, which ruled on the interpretation of Article 7, 2 paragraph and Article 33 of REACH (calculation of the substances contained complex of very high concern in articles made of several articles).
The Official Gazette of the Italian Republic n.79 April 4 us two legislative decrees have been published (Legislative Decree n. Of 41 17 2017 February and n.42 Decree of February 17 2017) on noise pollution, in implementation the delegation headed by the Government to reform the legislation measures on protecting the external environment and pollution of living environment noise produced by the fixed and mobile sound sources, in the light of Community legislation.
At the request of the Association Aqua Italy, the Ministry of Health has provided clarification on the rules in force concerning the so-called "hardness" (calcium and magnesium) of drinking water.
In some regions, in fact the very low value of this parameter has prompted health authorities to discriminate against the use of water softeners on the grounds that would make the water undrinkable.