Corrosive liquids and acid attacks

Ministers consider restricting sales of corrosive liquids to prevent acid attacks Recent headlines in the press are suggesting that corrosive liquids may be restricted or banned in the future to prevent further violent acid attacks that are now on the increase. At first, this does sound like a good idea as stopping gang members, jilted (mostly male) partners and thugs … Read More

New Industry Guidance on Waste Packaging

Supplementary guidance to the Environment Agency’s Technical Guide on the classification and assessment of waste (WM3) has been produced by trade associations representing companies operating in the chemical supply chain that use packaging. The new industry guidance, which is intended to be complementary to WM3, focuses on waste packaging (such as bags, boxes, bottles, tins, kegs, barrels, drums, IBCs etc) … Read More

New CLP Guidance published by ECHA July 2017

ECHA has published new versions of some of it guidance concerning Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (the CLP Regulations). Guidance on labelling and packaging in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 Version 3.0 (July 2017) gives alignment with the 8th Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) to the CLP Regulation. It has the addition of a new sub-section 5.4.2 clarifying the issue … Read More