REACH breaches blamed on pandemic driven surge in online shopping

At least 77% of articles reported for non-compliance with chemical rules to the EU’s Safety Gate system came from outside the bloc in 2020, according to an analysis conducted by chemicals industry group Cefic.

by Gareth Simkins
Plastic dolls being assembled. Cefic has warned that banned chemical DEHP frequently shows up in dolls imported from China. Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Plastic dolls being assembled. Cefic has warned that banned chemical DEHP frequently shows up in dolls imported from China. Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

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