Developments in laws and regulations on plastics

The plastics sector is one of the most highly regulated industries. At times, this means that companies are not aware of all their legal obligations. In this industry, companies must be up to date on new legislation so they have enough time to make changes affecting company activity. They also need specialized advice on legislation on plastics in order to avoid being fined or even closed down.

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Legislation on intentionally added microplastics: latest developments

Plastics are materials of great importance that simplify our lives in many ways. However, if they are not properly managed, they can be released into the environment by degrading and releasing smaller and smaller particles that generate a potential impact on different ecosystems, especially aquatic.

New standard on reusable plastic dishes

Continuing on from the standardisation work that began last year after the introduction of UNE 53928 “Plastics. Reusable polypropylene cups for food use. Definition and test method”, the same standardisation work group CTN 53/SC 4/GT 4 has tasked itself with introducing a new edition of this standard, however this time with the proposition of increasing its scope to include all types of reusable plastic dishes.

News of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recently published two interesting news with respect to REACH and CLP regulations focused on the development of the first report on registered substances mapped and the new submission portal for companies for poison centres that will allow to share information with them and submit the notifications on mixtures.

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REACH inspections on phthalates: REACH EN-FORCE 4

Spain is taking part in the coordinated European inspection project for the monitoring implementation of the REACH regulation, called «REACH-EN-FORCE 4». This project has been […]

The REACH regulation in the plastics sector: origin and objectives

The REACH regulation (CE) nº 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council came into force on 1st June 2007 and is the most ambitious […]

New standard for plastic bags in France

On 1 July 2016 a new decree of the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy on single-use plastic bags will enter into force. […]

7 previous steps to CE marking of plastic tanks and sewage treatment plants

AIMPLAS carries out the tests required for the CE marking of plastic tanks and sewage treatment plants, since it is notified by the Ministry of […]

Results of bisphenol A (BPA) restriction proposal in thermal paper

The Committee for Socio-economic Assessment of ECHA has determined that the benefits of restricting bisphenol A in thermal paper are going to be less than […]