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The Environment Agency has released figures showing that at least 9.56% of batteries were recycled in the UK in 2010, narrowly missing the unofficial 10% target (comparative to the number of batteries put on the market in 2009). However it has since come to light that the figures from CCR Rebat, one of the UK’s six recycling schemes, have not been included in the final percentage due to incorrect data so it is more than likely that the 10% target has been met, if not exceeded.   Howe ...
The Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) and Socio-Economic Analysis Committee (SEAC), part of REACH, have given their support to the banning of the use of Dimethylfumarate (DMF) in consumer articles and lead and its compounds in jewellery.   Following a number of severe skin reactions a temporary import ban already exists for DMF, but RAC have now concluded that permanent measures are needed as the substance puts consumers “seriously at risk”.   In addition the RAC commented ...
As part of the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive exemptions, which were brought into force on the 24th September 2010, old exemption 5 now forms part of exemption 7ci. This is a combined exemption for lead in glass and ceramics. So where previously exemption 5 was quoted, exemption 7ci would now apply.   Find out more global legislation information.   Register with element14 to be able to receive the latest global legislation updates   Found the information, ...