Posted on: November 10, 2020 Posted by: Editor Comments: 0

Your compliance and regulatory transition in Brexit

The UK will leave the European Union Single Market and Customs, by 31st December 2020 as the Brexit transitional period comes to an end. The pending Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) negotiated both by the UK government and the European commissions will have an impact on the product conformity assessment, product marking and the market access.

Posted on: November 4, 2020 Posted by: Editor Comments: 0

MICROPLASTIC: New European ban from ECHA

Microplastic is a plastic fragment, usually smaller than 5mm. Microplastics can be found in almost every product we come in contact with, from toothpaste to our clothes to our packaging. Infamous for containing very harmful toxic chemicals, they are known to have bisphenol A, Phthalates, Pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls. Even though some of them are intentionally added to serve a specific purpose, they aren’t always necessary as we have alternatives that might prove to be more beneficiary. The longevity of plastic is its biggest attraction as well as its downfall. They are used with a heavy hand all across the globe, in fertilisers, in cosmetics and in most other products. In the EU, over a year, 42,000 tons of microplastic has been estimated to be released just from cosmetics alone.