Signaling a notable advance in “extended producer responsibility” (EPR) policies, on July 13, Maine became the first U.S. state to require companies to pay fees related to the type and quantity of packaging for products sold in the state, in
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A coalition of environmental, food safety, and consumer health advocacy groups petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday to ban per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from food contact uses, and to “take aggressive action to protect consumers from
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding three per-/poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of substances reportable under the agency’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting program.  Consistent with a recently leaked document highlighting priorities of the Office of Pollution
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(Virtually) Live from San Francisco, Kelley Green Law Blog is reporting today from the Prop 65 Clearinghouse 2020 Conference …. the largest annual assemblage dedicated to the legal niche that is California’s “Proposition 65.” The Conference is always a unique
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As of January 1, cleaning products sold in California must comply with the website disclosure requirements of the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017.  By New Year’s Day, manufacturers (broadly defined to include retailers and distributors of
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With the signature of Governor Andrew Cuomo last Friday, October 11 (not coincidentally also the United Nations’ “International Day of the Girl”), New York became the first state to require manufacturers of tampons and other feminine hygiene products to include
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The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) announced last week that it will not begin enforcement of the Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program until January 2, 2020.  Previously, NYDEC had delayed enforcement until October 2 for compliance with
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By November 2021, the European Union (EU) is requiring that clothing, accessories, footwear and other textiles (such as furniture upholstery and bed linens) be essentially free of 33 “CMR” substances, including lead, cadmium, arsenic, hexavalent chromium, formaldehyde, several phthalates, and
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