ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SIMPLIFIED

REACH

Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
REACH is a global regulatory framework aimed at protecting people and the environment from chemical risks. Compliance with its various regulations worldwide can be demanding for companies, requiring significant resources to ensure product conformity across different markets.
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CA Prop 65

California Proposition 65
California Proposition 65 mandates that businesses disclose consumer exposure to harmful chemicals and prohibits water pollution. The chemical list is updated yearly, making compliance challenging for companies.
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EU POPs

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
The EU POPs Regulation prohibits or restricts the production and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) within the EU market. Managed by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), this regulation mandates that relevant companies report their use of POPs in articles or mixtures to their Member States. Continue reading to learn more about the EU POPs Regulation.
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RoHS

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
RoHS encompasses global laws aimed at restricting or registering hazardous substances in consumer electronics. Compliance involves meticulous tracking of substance concentrations at the part level, posing a substantial management and reporting challenge.
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TSCA

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in the US authorizes the EPA to regulate certain chemical substances' production, importation, use, and disposal. With its multiple sections and specific requirements, TSCA compliance poses challenges for many companies.
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Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals reporting
In politically unstable regions, the trade in 'conflict minerals'—tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold (3TG)—can finance armed groups and human rights abuses. These minerals are used in everyday products like phones, cars, and jewelry, making it hard for consumers to know if their purchases fund violence or crime.
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SCIP

Substance of Concern in Products (SCIP) database
EU manufacturers, assemblers, distributors, and importers must submit detailed SCIP dossiers to the ECHA for products containing SVHCs. This process, requiring extensive information including details on the articles containing these substances, can be challenging and risky for companies without proper tools.
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PFAS

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
PFAS are under scrutiny worldwide for their toxicity. Laws regulating their use and requiring businesses to report their presence in products are expanding rapidly. Many struggle to keep up with PFAS compliance demands.
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ODS

Ozone-depleting substances (ODS)
Ozone-depleting substances (ODS) include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halons. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), introduced as replacements for CFCs, are also considered ODS. The Montreal Protocol mandates the global phase-out of these substances.
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