Intention to restrict oxo-degradable plastics withdrawn
On 8 May 2019, ECHA withdrew the intention to investigate the need for a restriction on oxo-degradable plastics.
The withdrawal comes after a Commission request following the adoption of the directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment. The new legislation restricts the placing on the EU market of any product made from oxo-degradable plastics two years after the directive enters into force.
Public consultation on harmonised classification and labelling
ECHA is looking for comments on the harmonised classification and labelling proposals for:
2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethanol (EC 203-906-6; CAS 111-77-3).
pyridine-2-thiol 1-oxide, sodium salt; pyrithione sodium; sodium pyrithione (EC 223-296-5, 240-062-8; CAS 3811-73-2, 15922-78-8). It is an active substance mainly used in biocidal products as a preservative and disinfectant; and
methyl methacrylate methyl 2-methylprop-2-enoate; methyl 2-methylpropenoate (EC 201-297-1, CAS 80-62-6).
The deadline for comments is 5 July 2019,23:59 Helsinki time.
Webinar: Using the IUCLID web interface for biocides submissions
15 May, 11:00–12:00 Helsinki time
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