All posts by Emma Bichet

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.

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.

Circular economy: new EU and UK measures

Emma Bichet, Fergal Duggan and Jack Eastwood

This article summarises the key proposals in the EU’s Circular Economy Package I, looks at similar initiatives in the UK and provides some practical advice for businesses seeking to understand the potential effects of these initiatives.

PIVOT! The consultation on RoHS reform is now open

Emma Bichet and Corinne Robinson

The public consultation on improving the EU’s Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (“RoHS”) opened on 10 March 2022.  It will be ongoing until 2 June 2022.  Here’s our take on what’s on the horizon for the RoHS regime, and how it can impact business, particularly those active in the electronics products space.