On September 12, 2022, Assembly Bill 1817 (AB 1817) passed in the California state Senate. The bill would prohibit the sale of many types of clothing and textiles that contain PFAS at or above a level of 300 parts per billion starting in 2025.
Assembly Bill 2146 (AB-2146) was introduced in the state legislature of California in February 2022 and was passed by both the Senate and the Assembly in August 2022.
- EU: Draft regulation to ban microplastics set to be debated at upcoming EU REACH meeting in September 2022
On August 30, 2022, the European Commission released a draft proposal to restrict intentionally-added microplastics which could possibly ban the use of synthetic microplastics in sports fields, cosmetics, cleaning products, pesticides, etc.
India has released the fifth draft of the Chemical (Management and Safety) Rules (CMSR) which will replace two rules currently in place– Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989, and the Chemical Accidents (Emergency…