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  A.I.S.E. News, April 2021  

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World Health Day for a webinar dedicated to household hygiene

Coinciding with WHO World Health Day on April 7 (10:00 - 11:00 CET) A.I.S.E. is organising a webinar for the release of a joint industry/academia report prepared together with the International Scientific Forum on Home hygiene entitled: "Developing household hygiene to meet 21st century needs: Launch of collaborative industry/academia report on cleaning and disinfection in homes and learnings from COVID-19 among EU citizens". 

Join us on this occasion to learn from experts how ‘good hygiene practice’ by European consumers can help prevent the spread of infections. 

With ‘Targeted Hygiene’ at the core of the guidance, this report aims to promote appropriate and correct use of cleaning and/or disinfectant products to enable good hygiene practices as a routine part of normal daily life as well as during a public health crisis. You will also hear about perceptions and habits reported in 2020 by European consumers - and how they were affected during the first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Product Safety & Innovation   Product Safety & Innovation

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

The European Commission opened a call for applications for the new informal expert group ‘High Level Roundtable on the Implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability from... Read more

UN GHS update

The work programme for 2021-2022 is underway, and the 40th session of the Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals... Read more

CLP update- annex VIII

As of 01 January 2021, CLP Annex VIII is now applicable to all consumer products that are classified for physical and/or human health hazards (and which are... Read more

Zero Pollution Action Plan

AISE responded to a public consultation by the European Commission, which closed on 10 February On the same date, the Commission also held an online workshop, in... Read more

A.I.S.E. research on the biodegradability of polyvinyl alcohol based film published

AISE research on the biodegradability of polyvinyl alcohol based film used for liquid detergent capsules has been published in Tenside Surfactants Detergents (Volume 58, Issue 2) and... Read more

Ethanol harmonised classification

A classification dossier was not submitted by the Greek competent authority by the end of December 2020 as anticipated The authority received a letter early in 2021... Read more

Detergents Regulation impact assessment / ex-post review

Detergent Regulation: The Commission is planning an impact assessment study of the future of the Detergent Regulation; and a second study on the simplification of the labelling... Read more

Digitalisation of labels

AISE is monitoring potential approach from the consultant Conpolicy/VVA in charge of the Commission study on hazard info and e-label So far, no direct approach has been... Read more

BRES research

AISE’s Better Regulation and Safe Use ("BRES") research has been published in the International Journal of Consumer Studies and is now available via open access This peer-reviewed... Read more

Update of the A.I.S.E. Use Maps

The Use Maps Under REACH, registration is the duty of substances’ suppliers, but a good quality registration needs to be based on updated and reliable information on... Read more

REACH Review Action 3 (RRA3) / Safety Data Sheets

In December 2020 ECHA’s Management Board made the unexpected decision to ‘pause’ all work on supply chain communication, in order to focus limited resources on other areas... Read more

Polymers requiring REACH registration

A third meeting of the CARACAL Sub-Group (CASG) on Polymers was held on 19 March 2021; AISE and DUCC participated as usual, along with other industry sectors... Read more

Indoor air quality update

The AISE Product Stewardship Programme for air fresheners is a voluntary initiative by AISE that aims at promoting best practices The first programme was launched in 2007... Read more

News from the DUCC platform

DUCC provides a united voice on the needs, rights and specificities of downstream users of chemicals in interaction with the EU institutions In Q1 2021 DUCC has... Read more

Organic food

Organic Food Production is identified as one of the priority areas for PC&H sector in 2021/2022 in 2020 the PC&H SG created a PC&H Working Group on... Read more

Medical Devices guidance

The new Regulation on Medical Devices (2017/745) is expected to come into application on the 26th May 2021 following a postponement of one year due to the... Read more

In can preservatives: review of harmonised classification

The group of Isothiazolinones plays an important role as in-can preservatives for preservation of products during storage The majority of Isothiazolinones have already been re-classified under CLP... Read more

BPR annexes II & III published

The delegated act revising the Annexes II and III to the BPR (Regulation 528/2012) (setting out the information requirements for active substances and biocidal products, respectively) has... Read more

Research on the testing of topical repellents published by Oxford University Press

The Journal of Medical Entomology has published research on the two new alternatives to the conventional arm-in-cage test for assessing topical repellents This research was funded jointly... Read more

Sustainability & End-User Engagement   Sustainability & End-User Engagement

A.I.S.E.’s voluntary industry plastics packaging initiative

Ten companies have so far signed up to AISE’s voluntary industry plastics packaging initiative since January 2019 Our industry sector commits to the following goals by 2025: ... Read more

Single-use plastics (SUP) draft guidelines

AISE is one of 17 European associations from the plastics value chain and different sectors that have jointly issued their recommendations on the recent draft guidelines to... Read more

Packaging & Packaging Waste: Commission consultation

The Packaging TF, Advocacy Steering Group and the SSG have prepared answers to a European Commission Public Consultation on the review of the Packaging and Packaging Waste... Read more

EU Ecolabel position

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission is assessing the potential for a revision of the EU Ecolabel criteria for six detergent product groups, and... Read more

A.I.S.E.’s contribution to sustainability externally

International conferences Congrès Détergence - Réglementation et Environnement, 11 March More than 150 participants (from the industry network, retailers, external stakeholders and value chain representatives) listened to... Read more

Climate TF update

The AISE Climate TF has started to prepare activities to concretely contribute to the EU’s ambition to become climate neutral in 2050 Those industry actions will help... Read more

Charter update

Charter Membership 2020 was the first year of a self-funded Charter, ie, purely based on direct Charter membership fees We have now 168 companies on board, incl... Read more

Sustainable products initiative

The public consultation on the upcoming ‘Sustainable Products’ legislative Initiative was launched and will be open for feedback until 9 June 2021 Although the consultation was delayed,... Read more

Circular economy action plan

AISE horizontal Position Paper At the beginning of March, the AISE horizontal Position Paper on the new Circular Economy Action Plan was published AISE’s detailed position outlines... Read more

Communications, Advocacy & Stakeholder Engagement   Communications, Advocacy & Stakeholder Engagement


Following the end of transitional period, on 1 January 2021 the United Kingdom has left the EU Single Market and Customs Union As a consequence, the EU... Read more

New Keep Caps from Kids campaign partner

A new partner has joined the Keep caps from Kids campaign BlueSun is a manufacturer of household cleaning products from Spain, active in multiple categories (detergents, bleaches,... Read more

EU4Health initiative

Over the past weeks, both the European Parliament and the Council have adopted the Regulation establishing the EU4Health Programme The Regulation is now expected to be published... Read more

Tackling microplastic unintentionally released from textiles during washing

In 2018 five industry organisations, including AISE, agreed to join forces proactively to tackle the issue of microplastics through the establishment of the Cross Industry Agreement The... Read more

Microplastics – RAC/SEAC opinion

The final combined opinion of the Committees on Risk Assessment and on Socio-Economic Analysis (RAC and SEAC) on the proposed restriction on intentionally-added microplastics was submitted to... Read more

A.I.S.E. workplan 2021-22

The 2021-22 workplan was jointly reviewed by the MC and NAC on 23rd March, before its submission for approval to the Board in April The approval plan... Read more

News from the network   News From The Network

Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager job open at A.I.S.E.

AISE is recruiting a Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager to join its permanent staff of sixteen multicultural and dynamic professionals in Brussels She/he will report directly to... Read more

A new baby in the A.I.S.E. team

We are delighted to announce the birth of Elodie Cazelle’s daughter Clara on 2 March 2021 Both mother and baby are doing well We congratulate Elodie and... Read more

EBPF becomes Biocides for Europe

Biocides represent a diverse and highly specialised industry, with essential products that provide enormous benefits to our society, each day, protecting us from harmful organisms and contributing... Read more

ERASM update

ERASM is a joint scientific research platform on surfactants co-sponsored by AISE and CESIO The ERASM Steering Committee met twice in Q1 2021, with an extraordinary meeting... Read more

EPAA news

Annual Conference 2021 – SAVE THE DATE The EPAA Annual Conference 2021 will take place in Brussels on 27 October 2021 Program and other information will be... Read more

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