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Landbell Group Compass – News & Insights on Environmental and Chemical Compliance
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July 2022
 
Ain’t no mountain high enough…
 
Unless, of course, it’s a mountain of plastic.

Plastic is a major concern for the environment. Despite numerous awareness campaigns, legislation, efforts to find substitutes, the use of plastic is not decreasing.

Quite the opposite, in fact. As we point out in this COMPASS, global plastic waste may triple by 2060! A new German study highlights the trends and reasons why this is happening, not just in Germany, but also globally.

Fortunately, more and more countries are expanding EPR and introducing new restrictions on the use of plastics.

The United States have taken important steps towards boosting the circular economy. Numerous legislative changes have taken place at state level to combat plastic waste and promote post-consumer recycled plastic. You’ll find a full account of the latest changes below.

E-waste, hazardous chemicals and textiles are also big concerns. That’s why we’ve got updates for you on these topics, as well as new requirements on eco-design, and more.

Whether you’re climbing high mountains, hiking low valleys, swimming wide rivers, or enjoying your summer elsewhere, please protect nature… and don’t forget to bring July’s COMPASS with you!

We’ll take a break (to recharge our batteries) in August, so the next COMPASS will be in September.

See you then!
 
 
 
Contents
 
+ POLICY & COMPLIANCE UPDATES
+ NEWS FROM LANDBELL GROUP
+ BEHIND THE SCENES
+ Events
 
POLICY & COMPLIANCE UPDATES
 
Focus on... the United States
What are the new amendments introduced in three states?
Environmental compliance…
the latest developments
What are the latest developments concerning environmental legislation globally? We’ve picked out some highlights for you:
  • ERP shares position paper on PPWD with European Commission
  • Eco-design soon required for all products?
  • EU’s textile strategy: a bold step
  • How would you improve waste management?
Chemical compliance…
what’s happening?
What’s happening with regard to chemical regulations internationally? Here is an update we've prepared for you:
  • One new substance on the REACH Candidate List
  • Hazardous chemicals for further risk management
  • Consultations and legislative initiatives
Circular economy...
worldwide changes
What changes worldwide could have the biggest impact on the circular economy? Read our selection for you here:
  • Export of e-waste: new rules!
  • Plastic is not going away
  • Mixed packaging news from Germany 
 
NEWS FROM LANDBELL GROUP
 
 
Battery takeback targets reached
Landbell Group’s schemes meet new collection targets in Germany.
Mission accomplished!
Joint initiative takes a step closer to solving problematic e-waste.
Joining the debate on chemical recycling
Landbell Group discusses challenges and issues at AMI conference.
 
BEHIND THE SCENES
 
Circular economy takes to the stage…
ERP Portugal and ERP Ireland raise awareness during summer events.
 
Events
 
2 - 6
Sept
Berlin
IFA Berlin