Chemicals SVHC

ECHA candidate list update with far-reaching impact!

Since 08 July 2021, the candidate list of substances of very high concern for Authorization comprises of 219 substances. The newly added eight substances are – PDDP (CAS No. 210555-94-5, 27459-10-5, 27147-75-7, 121158-58-5, 74499-35-7 and 57427-55-1)– MCCP (CAS No. 1372804-76-6, 85535-85-9, 198840-65-2 and EG No. 950-299-5) – 1,4-dioxane (CAS No. 123-91-1)– orthoboric acid, sodium salt […]
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NovaLoop webinars

NovaLoop Webinare: Our upcoming events

We are excited to announce our next series of webinars on Material Data Management & Compliance. Join us and learn how Europe´s transition towards a Circular Economy will impact your company´s material data management! We will provide you with an update on the latest developments on SCIP, Prop65, RoHS and REACH. The number of participants […]
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Recyclability, Environmental claims

“Recyclability” – only in theory?!

On supermarket shelves we find a colorful variety of logos and labels that advertise product packaging as “recyclable” and thus supposedly environmentally friendly. But what does “recyclable” actually mean? Only rarely is it transparent to the end user what exactly the claim refers to: Whereas some of the logos are based on a manufacturer’s own […]
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NovaLoop Spain News

UPDATE: Spain introduced plans to implement reparability index and labelling for electronics!

Despite supposedly harmonized environmental legislation in the EU, more and more diverging national requirements have been identified in recent years. This comes with great challenges for manufacturers and distributors of electrical appliances, for example with respect to labelling and information obligations. Since the beginning of 2021, France has been requiring an assessment and labeling of […]
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Single use plastic bans are on the rise

According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), only 9% of all plastic waste gets recycled. Most of it ends up in landfills or in the environment. Plastic bags and foamed plastic products seem to be perceived by governments as the most problematic single use plastics, given their easily observable presence in the environment. There […]
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NovaLoop GmbH - News Green Dot

UPDATE France: Packaging labelling – court decision stops enforcement

On March 15, the French Administrative Court granted urgent petitions filed by the two applicants Der Gruene Punkt Duales System Deutschland GmbH and PRO Europe Sprl. The petitioners` applications have put the enforcement of the Decree on misleading labeling with regard to the separate collection of product waste from November 30, 2020 on hold. All […]
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NovaLoop GmbH - News MCCPs

UPDATE: EU Product compliance –Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs) moving further into focus

Last week two publications have moved medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs) further into focus of regulatory ambitions under REACH Regulation 1907/2006 and RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU: ∞ The European Chemicals Agency announced their intention to include MCCPs in the candidate list, which would confirm their identification as a substance of very high concern (svhc). MCCPs belong to […]
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NovaLoop - News

UPDATE CZ: “Visible Fee” for WEEE introduced!

On January 1, 2021 the new law on waste products No. 542/2020 entered into force in the Czech Republic. It introduces a “Visible Fee” requirement for electrical and electronic equipment. This means that the cost for taking back, treating and disposing of waste equipment must be displayed separately from the product price on the invoice […]
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NovaLoop - DSL Update

UPDATE: Declarable Substances List

On January 19, the IEC 62474 was updated. The international standard contains the declarable substances list (DSL), exemption lists, material classifications and material declaration data exchange specifications. The list provides valuable support for manufacturers and suppliers in order to specify and control substances which are subject to regulations and may be present in electrical and […]
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NovaLoop - News Battery Removability

UPDATE Germany: Product design issues strengthened through waste legislation proposal!

After France has already taken on the lead among the member states in connection with the EU’s “Circular Economy Action Plan” and its strategy for sustainable products (e.g. “Reparability Index” labeling required since January 1, 2021), the trend towards strengthening sustainable product design in the context of waste legislation is also progressing in Germany. At […]
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