Bloomberg Law
Jan. 20, 2022, 4:02 PM

EU to Scrutinize Plastic-Making Polymers in Chemical Revision

Stephen Gardner
Stephen Gardner
Freelance Correspondent

Companies may have to register more than 33,000 types of polymers, which are substances used to make plastics, in line with the European Union’s chemicals law, the bloc’s executive arm said Thursday.

Polymers, formed by combining molecules from simpler monomer chemicals, are now exempt from registration. But a requirement could be imposed as part of a wider-ranging proposed revision of REACH (Regulation No. 1907/2006 on the registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemicals), the European Commission said in consultation documents.

A registration obligation—involving submission of substance property and safety data to the Helsinki-based European Chemicals Agency—would affect only ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.