THE NEW EUROPEAN CLASSIFICATION, LABELLING AND PACKAGING REGULATION (CLP) CAME INTO FORCE THIS JUNE.
The new CLP regulation, which recently came into force in the UK, has considerable difference from the previous EU legislation. The regulation contains a new set of criteria for the assessment of hazardous waste chemicals.
To comply with the new CLP Regulation, a huge number of products are required to be re-labelled, including consumer items such as paints or detergents, and also industrial mixtures. Changes have also been made to the original hazard symbols in order to keep them in line with the CLP Regulation.
The new classification system is focused on the hazard classes, categories and statement codes, as opposed to previous risk phrases and categories of danger. The new changes that CLP has introduced means that materials which were previously classified as non-hazardous now pose a chance at being classified as hazardous.
For additional information and guidance on compliance with the new regulation, the Environmental Agency has issued a guidance document entitled ‘Technical Guidance on the Classification and Assessment of Waste.’Alternatively, for any enquiries about how this may affect JWS Waste and our customers, you can contact our Compliance Team on 0161 737 4545 or email@example.com.