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October 19, 2018

The Circular Economy Action Plan was adopted by the EU Commission in 2015 is important because it address sustainable use of resources throughout the entire product lifecycle.  The Commission planned to address policy gaps between chemical, product and waste legislatio...

July 31, 2018

Is your company prepared for the new California Prop 65 labeling requirements coming into force August 31, 2018?

If you can say yes, move on, if not, keep reading.

What issues are the most important to address in 2018?

One: CA Prop 65 if you have products sold to consume...

April 27, 2018

For nanomaterials, the European REACH Committee has voted to amend their annexes to explicitly address nanoforms of substances.  Think tiny, tiny zinc oxide within your sunscreens.  The underlying problem is that chemical these are the same formulas, but the exposures...

March 30, 2018

 Entry 51 of the EU REACH Annex XVII restricts the use of 3 phthalates - BBP, DBP and the very popular DEHP from use in toys and childcare articles above 0.1%.  That effectively bans them as plasticizers and affects every company importing toys or childcare items into...

January 30, 2018

Are companies sufficiently concerned about the 2018 REACH registration deadline? Per the 2015 ECHA Roadmap for REACH compliance, May 31st 2018 will be the last registration deadline for existing chemicals.  This deadline applies to companies that manufacture OR import...

December 20, 2017

The concept of a circular economy, whereby products at the end-of-life are recycled or ‘up cycled’ is emerging as a desired outcome and a potentially enforceable requirement for trade.  Europe was naturally the first region to legislate as they were the first with conc...

November 20, 2017

I took this video of friends on their new Surf boat – what a cool example of new technology.  Also, something potentially designated as a future electronic product.  As countries try to get a handle on the tons of garbage, all sorts of things fall under the heading of...

July 20, 2017

ECHA released Version 4.0 of the guidance for companies putting products on the market in Europe that may contain substances of very high concern.  Per REACH Article 33, if your company produces or imports a product into Europe, you (and your supply chain) are required...

May 30, 2017

B Cubed Consulting had the opportunity to attend and present at some automotive product stewardship meetings as well as see old friends and meet new ones! First up was iPoint's OEM Customer day with reviews of the EU circular economy, full material reporting in the com...

October 31, 2016

Apple got into the car business with a big splash in 2014, hired hundreds of employees and took on the automotive industry with an arrogance of an electronics giant for brick and mortar dinosaurs.  Now those Apply employees are laid off and some of the disdain the phon...

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