EU Starts On Proposal For Tackling ‘Most Harmful’ Chemicals Under Revised Cosmetics Reg
The European Commission is preparing a legal proposal to revise the Cosmetic Products Regulation in line with Green Deal objectives, including the phasing out of chemicals deemed “most harmful." Cosmetics Europe director-general John Chave discusses the problematic approach, possible impacts, and the bizarre and unintended results it could produce.
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Biorius CEO Frédéric Lebreux provided updates on EU Green Deal initiatives including revision of the Cosmetic Products Regulation, as well as regulations in development for green claims and ecodesign, at the Independent Beauty Association’s virtual Technical/Regulatory Forum.
EU Reg Consultant On CLP Revisions: Take A Breath, Cost It Out, Consider ‘Lobbying And Pushing Back’
Louise Witter of UK-based Chemical Legislation Professionals spoke with HBW Insight ahead of the European Commission’s 19 December adoption of a proposal to revise the CLP by introducing new hazard classes, including for endocrine disruptors.