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Dec 12, 2023
APEAL: Steel packaging has already met EU’s 2025 recycling target
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Oct 4, 2023
The state of South Dakota in the US has adopted the Aerosols as Universal Waste Rule, reported Clean Earth. The rule went into effect on 28 August. For over 20 years, the Federal Universal Waste Program has dedicated its efforts to create streamlined regulations for hazardous waste management. Adding aerosol cans aids generators by easing regulatory burdens. From 1995... [Read More]

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Sep 18, 2023
A member survey conducted by Aluminium Deutschland has shown that the supply and price situation on the energy markets remains poor for around half of the companies. One in seven companies said that the situation had even worsened. For the coming months, 40% expect the situation to become tense, in some cases significantly. In addition, three-quarters of those surveyed... [Read More]

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Aug 11, 2023
Henkel, a leading global solutions provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, has joined the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative. Spearheaded by Alupro, the national programme aims to increase awareness and education to drive an uplift in aerosol recycling rates. With a legacy of more than 145 years, Henkel champions innovative and sustainable brands and technologies... [Read More]

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Aug 7, 2023
Brazil's Economic Development Commission (CDE) of the Chamber of Deputies approved a bill that prohibits the commercialisation of recreational foam sprays on 4 August, reported CE NoticiasFinancieras. The veto outlined within Bill No. 1,634/19 covers the production and import of these aerosols, which are known as "carnival foam" due to their prominent use in carnival... [Read More]

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Jul 11, 2023
The German non-ferrous (NF) metals industry, represented by the two industry associations Aluminium Deutschland (AD) and WirtschaftsVereinigung Metalle (WVMetalle), said it supports the strengthening of ecologically beneficial reusable, return and deposit systems, as called for in the coalition agreement. They both welcomed the announcement by the German Federal Ministry... [Read More]

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Apr 20, 2023
Packaging producers, brand owners, retailers and politics are all equally committed to the increased use of recycled materials on the way from a linear to a circular economy, according to Aluminium Deutschland (AD). In November 2022, the EU Commission presented a draft of a new regulation for packaging and packaging waste, which aims to promote the use of recycled materials... [Read More]

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Apr 11, 2023
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) have launched the Partnership for the Future of EPA to advocate for mission-critical resources for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and to educate policymakers about the EPA’s responsibilities, economic impact and organisational and infrastructure needs. “The... [Read More]

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Apr 5, 2023
The UK government's 5.4% increase in the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT), which was announced in the Spring Budget, came into effect on 1 April. The PPT rate increased from £200 per tonne to £210.82 per tonne, in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The new rate applies to all plastic packaging manufactured or imported into the UK on or after 1 April 2023. Any packaging... [Read More]

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Mar 9, 2023
On 1 January 2024, the Canadian Volatile Organic Compound Concentration Limits for Certain Products Regulations come into force. The regulations, published as final in January 2022, establish concentration limits for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for many household, personal care, commercial, institutional, and industrial products, and apply to any company that... [Read More]

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Jan 27, 2023
Giorgia Green tragically died at the age of 14, after suffering a cardiac rest following spraying deodorant in her bedroom in Derby, UK. The BBC reported that her parents have "since become aware" of other young people dying accidentally following inhalation of deodorants, as they called for clearer warnings on products. Green's parents current labelling is not noticeable... [Read More]

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Dec 6, 2022
Procter & Gamble (P&G) agreed to pay $8 million as part of a settlement to resolve claims its aerosolised products contain benzene, a known carcinogen, Top Class action reported. Consumers do not need to provide proof of purchase in order to benefit. The Procter & Gamble settlement benefits consumers who purchased Secret, Old Spice, Pantene, Waterl<ss,... [Read More]

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Oct 5, 2022
The London Metal Exchange (LME) is considering a consultation on whether Russian metal such as aluminium, nickel and copper should continue to be traded and stored in its system, the exchange said on Thursday, Reuters reported. The LME issued a statement after three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters the exchange was planning to discuss banning new deliveries... [Read More]

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Aug 22, 2022
Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in parts of West Yorkshire have been authorised to use forensic spray to tag offenders, according to the BBC. The PCSOs in Wakefield are using the SmartWater spray to mark people or items with a unique forensic code. It is being used to target criminality linked to off-road bikes, street drinking and shoplifting. West Yorkshire... [Read More]

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Aug 14, 2022
New guidance on how Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs) can fight the dangers of gas cylinder and aerosol explosions is due next year, the Waste Industry Safety & Health Forum (WISH) has said, according to Materials Recycling World (MRW). Its work has been hampered by a lake of data on accidents at MRFs caused by explosions when these containers enter the... [Read More]

Product News
Aug 2, 2022
After an internal review, traces of a known carcinogen were found in Banana Boat sunscreen products packaged in aerosol cans. A popular sunscreen brand has voluntarily recalled several of its products. The nationwide recall in the US comes after unexpected trace levels of benzene, a known carcinogen, were found for three batches of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen... [Read More]

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Aug 1, 2022
In the US, aerosol coatings are regulated under Section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) which requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate certain VOC-containing consumer and commercial products in areas that fail to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQs) for ozone. In the recently published Spring 2022 Unified Agenda, the EPA... [Read More]


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