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Nov 2, 2021
US to allow duty-free importation of steel, aluminium from the EU
[Sustainability News]
Sep 27, 2021
The Household and Commercial Products Association (HCPA) said it is committed to working with member companies on the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The organisation released a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of a final rule to phase down the use of HFCs. The final rule establishes an allowance allocation and... [Read More]

[Sustainability News]
Sep 14, 2021
Diversified CPC International (DCPC) is urging the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to empower domestic manufacturers of products with hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to fairly compete with foreign manufacturers during the HFC phase-down, which comes into effect on 1 January. The phase-down is part of the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act, which was... [Read More]

[Policy News]
Jan 27, 2021
The UK’s aluminium industry faces plant closures if a ‘poorly designed’ deposit return scheme (DRS) is adopted, according to the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro). According to Alupro, the UK’s thriving aluminium sector, which employs more than 20,000 workers nationwide, would be hit with an annual production shortfall of 4.7 billion units... [Read More]

[Policy News]
Jan 27, 2021
The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) has welcomed a report adopted in the European Parliament today, related to the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) 2.0. The report by the Environment Committee (ENVI) on CEAP 2.0 published by the European Commission in March 2020 recognises the importance of permanent materials, such as steel. A... [Read More]

[Policy News]
May 22, 2020
The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) and several member companies spoke with aides to US Vice President Mike Pence to discuss how the industry is navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Steve Caldeira, HCPA president and CEO, the call was “especially productive” and allowed them to share the industry’s response to the crisis. “We... [Read More]

[Policy News]
Apr 21, 2020
The British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association (BAMA) has received an urgent request from the UK Government to help evaluate whether and how to relax COVID-19 measures for businesses. Feedback on measures such as social distancing and other restrictions is required by 10am on 22 April. All aerosol companies are welcome to submit feedback to BAMA, even if they are not... [Read More]

[Policy News]
Mar 11, 2020
The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) has welcomed the European Union (EU) Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) 2.0, published on 11 March. The CEAP put forward presents measures to: make sustainable products the norm in the EU, ensuring they are designed to last longer, be easier to reuse, repair and recycle; empower consumers to help... [Read More]

[Policy News]
Feb 26, 2020
Six large retailers have been fined by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for violations of air quality regulations limiting smog-forming chemicals found in a range of household products including air fresheners, general-purpose cleaners and multipurpose lubricants. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are an important component of the chemical mixture that turns... [Read More]

[Policy News]
Dec 3, 2019
US President Donald Trump has announced, via Twitter, that he will be restoring tariffs on all steel and aluminium currently shipped to the US from Brazil and Argentina. In a tweet posted on the morning of 2 December, President Trump states that Brazil and Argentina “have been presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies” which is “not good for our farmers”. He... [Read More]

[Policy News]
Nov 22, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalised a ‘streamlined system’ for managing hazardous waste aerosol cans. The EPA estimates that the rule, which will ease regulatory burdens on establishments and promote the collection and recycling of aerosol cans, will save between $5.3 million (€4.7 million) and $47.8 million (€43.2 million) annually in regulatory... [Read More]

[Policy News]
Sep 25, 2019
Global consumer goods manufacturer Procter & Gamble has announced that it has joined the On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) Scheme. The firm explained this was a big step towards giving people 'simple, consistent and recognisable recycling guidance' as its research shows almost every UK home owns at least four P&G products. According to a report by LetsRecycle,... [Read More]

[Policy News]
Sep 18, 2019
Overall aerosol unit production reached 5.5 billion in 2018, according to figures reported by the European Aerosol Federation (FEA). The organisation revealed this reflects a slight decrease from 2015 to 2017 production numbers. The results showed the UK, Germany and France provide more than 60% of the annual aerosol production in Europe in all areas. Together with... [Read More]

[Policy News]
Aug 21, 2019
German industrial engineering and steel production conglomerate thyssenkrupp’s climate targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). The SBTi has also confirmed that thyssenkrupp is acting in line with the goals of the 2015 Paris climate conference. The SBTi is a collaboration between the Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global... [Read More]

[Policy News]
Jul 4, 2019
In June, the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) sent a redlined document to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Air Pollution Control Division (Division) on their proposed rulemaking to adopt volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations on consumer products. This document clearly highlights extensive HCPA revisions and recommendations... [Read More]

[Policy News]
Jun 18, 2019
The European Commission has adopted an amendment to REACH Annex XVII which imposes a restriction on (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-tridecafluorooctyl) silanetriol and any of its mono-, di- or tri-O-(alkyl) derivatives (TDFAs) in spray products. The substance must not be used in the products, such as aerosol dispensers and pump sprays, supplied to the general public after 2... [Read More]


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