Month: September 2022

Latest on the S in ESG: EU proposes ban on products made with forced labour

Emma Bichet and Selma Abdel Qader

Productwise guides through the European Commission’s new initiative to ban the sales, imports and exports of goods made with forced labour.

New far-reaching ecodesign and energy labelling requirements for mobile phones and tablets – don’t miss your chance to provide feedback

Tracey Bischofberger , Emma Bichet and Selma Abdel Qader

The European Commission published two proposals seeking to introduce new ecodesign and energy labelling requirements for mobile phones and tablets. Feedback can be submitted until 28 September 2022.

Productwise Bitesize: The Construction Products Regulation

Jamie Humphreys and Julia Maskell

Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), which sets out the requirements for construction products in the EU.

UK’s New Pro-Innovation Approach to Regulating AI

Chris Coulter, Jamie Humphreys and Alice Wong

UK publishes policy paper that sets out an ambitious ten-year plan to remain a global AI power

Microplastics, big impact: New EU proposal to restrict microplastics

Selma Abdel-Qader and Emma Bichet
On 30 August 2022, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposal to restrict the placing on the market of microplastics, including where they are added to certain products.  The restriction will be adopted under the REACH Regulation, which establishes the EU chemicals framework.