March 01, 2021
The European Union published the Regulation 2019/2021 with specific environmental ecodesign requirements for various types of electronic displays, such as TVs, monitors, and digital signage displays.
January 05, 2021
The ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) is building the SCIP Online Database to improve the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) reporting transparency. SCIP stands for Substances of Concern In articles, as such, or in complex objects (Products). Here is the timeframe of the SCIP Database implementation: Autumn 2019: launch of a user test group and a stakeholder workshop at ECHA (preliminary date 12 November) Early 2020: launch of the prototype version of the database July 2020: deadline for...

January 01, 2021
The European Union published on May 19th, 2017 the Conflict Minerals ban regulation # 2017/821. Similar to the US Dodd-Frank act and according to article 1(1), the idea is to ‘’curtail opportunities for armed groups and security forces to trade tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold.’’ Due diligence obligations apply to upstream companies (i.e. mining companies, raw material traders, smelters and refiners) as well as downstream companies that import metal-stage products. This...
July 01, 2020
From July 1st, 2020, the voluntary German GS-Mark standard requires new evaluation and specifications for the restriction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), such as Benzo[a]pyrene and more chemicals to be tested. Among other modifications of the requirements, additional consumer products for children will fall into the scope. As a result, if you manufacture, export to Germany or distribute devices for kids, such as toys, you may want to consider the GS-Mark specifications. More details...

June 16, 2020
5 new REACH substances may be added to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list in June 2020:
April 01, 2020
According to the recently approved amendments of Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 25600.2 - Responsibility to Provide Consumer Product Exposure Warnings - the following applies, among other matters, as of April 1st, 2020: To discharge their duties, manufacturers, producers, packagers, importers, suppliers, or distributors providing written notice and warning materials directly to retailers must send the information either to: Designated authorized agents of the entity to which...

March 01, 2020
According to the European regulation 2019/424, new energy consumption and resource efficiency measures apply to most servers and data storage equipment typically used in data centers and offices.
February 05, 2020
Enviropass Expertise Inc. is dedicated to product environmental compliance. We test various types of products and devices, such as electrical and electronic equipment. We also offer environmental compliance auditing for businesses activities and services. But who is Enviropass?

February 01, 2020
The United Kingdom (UK) officially quit the European Union (EU) on January 31st, 2020 at 23:00 GMT. Does it mean that all of the European laws also stopped applying in the UK that day? The answer is NO. From February 1st, 2020, the UK entered a so-called transitional period, during which almost every EU product regulation, like RoHS, REACH or POP, remains valid in the UK, at least until December 31st of 2020. What about after January 1st, 2021? Depending on the negotiations between the UK and...
January 16, 2020
4 new REACH substances were added to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list on January 16, 2020:

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