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06

Feb 2019

UK Environment Agency to Identify Non-Compliant Packaging Producers

On 06, Feb 2019 | In News @en | By Ute Binder

The Environment Agency in UK has published an official Packaging Producer Responsibility Monitoring Plan 2019.

The aim is to monitor businesses that are affected by the Packaging Producer Responsibility Regulations and to identify producers that do not meet their legal obligations.

Among other activities, the Environment Agency plans to:

  • review and validate all direct registration applications
  • identify and contact those producers who have not registered or renewed their registration
  • bring them back into compliance, if necessary.

Producers that met the criteria according to the Packaging Producer Responsibility Regulations in the previous year are obliged to register by 7th April of the following year. The registration has to be renewed annually.

For more information, please feel free to contact us at: info@1cc-consulting.com

01

Feb 2019

Austria to ban plastic carrier bags by 2020

On 01, Feb 2019 | In News @en | By Ute Binder

The Austrian Federal Government plans to ban all plastic carrier bags and the use of micro-plastic particles in cosmetics and cleaning products.

Plastic carrier bags will be completely banned from the Austrian market as of 2020. The only exemption will be plastic carrier bags that are completely biodegradable.

17

Jan 2019

ECHA publishes updated Candidate List

On 17, Jan 2019 | In News @en, REACH | By Ute Binder

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published the new REACH Candidate List on January 15, 2019: Six Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) were added to the list. The Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for Authorization now contains 197 substances.

Link to the ECHA website:

https://echa.europa.eu/-/six-new-substances-added-to-the-candidate-list

20

Dec 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

On 20, Dec 2018 | In News @en | By Ute Binder

We wish our customers and partners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

From 24.12.2018 we will take a short break and close our office.
We will be back for you starting from 02.01.2019.

Your 1cc Team

17

Dec 2018

Copyright levies: Increased pressure on companies in Germany

On 17, Dec 2018 | In Copyright Levies, News @en | By Ute Binder

Since 2016, companies in Germany are confronted with the threat of advance payments for copyright levies on devices and media storage in the form of juridical orders for security deposits. This is often the case with products for which there are no agreements with respect to the obligations for levy payments or tariff levels.

In this context, the industry in Germany is looking into the means of defining tariffs and scope based on negotiations and mutual agreement. However, such negotiations could take years. A ruling in favour of advance payments would reflect strongly on the willingness to negotiate and the course of the negotiations. The new legal option is intended to provide collecting societies with an effective instrument for enforcement.

The industry tends to be doubtful of whether such orders for security deposits are practically in place, or at all effective. To this end, the German Arbitration Board has recently ruled against the collecting society’s claim against a manufacturer for MP3/4 players (arbitral verdict; only in German). The reasons behind the ruling, or the rejection of the claim, were purely due to legal formalities. The process is a clear proof that the ZPUE (Central Organization for Private Copyrights) is acting on and applying the option and will enforce disputed tariff claims. The so-called security deposit requirement may not be a toothless tiger, after all.

More information.

12

Dec 2018

GCC – Gulf Conformity Tracking System (GCTS)

On 12, Dec 2018 | In News @en | By Ute Binder

On November 15th, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism in the Kingdom of Bahrain announced the launch of an inspection campaign lead in cooperation with the Gulf Standardization Organization. The surveillance measures focus on the compliance of electronic and electrical equipment with the Gulf Cooperation Community’s (GCC) regulation on “Product Certification and Gulf Conformity Tracking System (GCTS)”, which came into force in April 2017.

The harmonization of environmental and commercial laws is gaining momentum in the Gulf Cooperation Community, where several projects are expected to be implemented in the near future.

For more information, please contact info@1cc-consulting.com

22

Nov 2018

Turkey REACH: First substance restrictions as of end of year

On 22, Nov 2018 | In News @en, REACH | By Ute Binder

The new chemicals regulation KKDIK, the so-called Turkish REACH, was officially published on 23 June 2017 and came into force exactly six months later, on 23 December 2017.

Substantial changes that will in turn affect some industries come into effect as of 31.12.2018. One element involves the restrictions that will apply to 20 substances and substance groups. The other aspect relates to the restrictions on the use and placing on the market of over 1000 substances of the carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic substances, defined in entries 28, 29 and 30 of Annex 17 of the Turkish Chemicals Ordinance. Further substance restrictions will then apply as of 31.12.2019, 31.12.2021 and 31.12.2022.

Preparations are currently underway in Turkey for pre-registration, which are expected to commence by 31.12.2020. The deadline for the registration itself is 31.12.2023

14

Nov 2018

1cc Webinar in November 2018

On 14, Nov 2018 | In News @en | By Ute Binder

1cc GmbH is organizing a webinar about the new German packaging law. Participation is free. The webinar will be offered in English.

Webinar: New Packaging Law in Germany: Main Points & New Packaging Registry
Date: Thu, Nov. 29 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CET
Language: English
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5032396944836733699

PS: Participation in the webinar is free of charge. However, the number of participants per webinar is limited to 20 attendees.

26

Oct 2018

Saudi Arabia: Degradable plastic products-regulation

On 26, Oct 2018 | In ErP, News @en | By Ute Binder

In response to the industry’s demands, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organisation (SASO) has effected amendments to Technical Regulation 947 subject of oxo-biodegradable plastic products, which entered into force on October 14, 2016.

The amendments affect the contents of phase I and phase II products, as well as the registration date for the latter, which is now set for February 1, 2019 instead of August 1, 2018.

23

Oct 2018

1cc Webinars in October and November 2018

On 23, Oct 2018 | In News @en | By Ute Binder

1cc GmbH is organizing webinars relative to WEEE open scope with emphasis on the German ElektroG and the new German packaging law. Participation is free. The webinars will be offered in German, or in English.

Webinar 1: WEEE Open Scope in EU with Emphasis on ElektoG in Germany
Date: Thu, Oct 25 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CEST
Language: English
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1505411032341598209

Webinar 2: Neues Verpackungsgesetz in Deutschland: Wesentliche Punkte & Neues Verpackungsregister
Date: Thu, Nov. 20, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CET
Language: German
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5660814019599036931

Webinar 3: New Packaging Law in Germany: Main Points & New Packaging Registry
Date: Thu, Nov. 29 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CET
Language: English
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5032396944836733699

PS: Participation in the webinars is free of charge. However, the number of participants per webinar is limited to 20 attendees.