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RPA Study on behalf of the European Chemicals Agency

To Support the Preparation of an Annex XV Dossier on the Use of Cadmium and its Compounds in Certain Plastics

The use of cadmium and its compounds is strictly regulated within the European Union.  The European Commission has recently requested the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to prepare an Annex XV dossier to consider whether the use of cadmium compounds in certain plastics should be subject to further restrictions.

Risk & Policy Analysts (RPA) has been contracted by ECHA to collect and provide relevant information on the markets, uses, releases of, and alternatives for this use of cadmium and its compounds (read/download a confirmatory letter from ECHA).  

We would be very grateful if stakeholders with an interest in the manufacture, import and use of products which might be affected by these restrictions would consider the questionnaires shown below.  The deadline for collecting information is 31 January 2013.  Completed questionnaires should be returned by email using the contact details provided in the questionnaire. 

Read/download the questionnaire for cadmium in plastics for industry

Read/download the questionnaire for cadmium in plastics for authorities

Note: Before you complete and submit your questionnaire please ensure that you have read our Confidentiality Note shown below which explains in detail how commercially sensitive information may be handled and presented in our Final Report.

Read/download the Confidentiality Note

 

 

Please note that other stakeholders with an interest in the the use of cadmium and its compounds in certain plastics may provide inputs in response to ECHA's Call for Evidence (read more from ECHA's website).