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Jan 27, 2023
Girl’s death from deodorant inhalation prompts calls for clearer labelling
Policy News
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]

Policy News
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]

Policy News
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]

Policy News
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]

Product News
Jul 28, 2022
Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) Microban 24 Multi-Purpose Cleaner is the first consumer product registered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide 24 hours of residual antibacterial and antiviral defense against 99.9% of bacteria and viruses (EPA Reg No. 4091-21-3573). A third-party lab has verified the 24-hour effect, and the EPA conducted a data... [Read More]

Policy News
Nov 2, 2021
The US will allow duty-free importation of steel and aluminium from the EU. In exchange, the EU will suspend its retaliatory tariffs on certain US products. This move by the Biden Administration is expected to benefit the aerosol industry, which relies on steel and aluminium to manufacture aerosol products. The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA)... [Read More]

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]


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