REACH and CLP Role in the Cosmetics Regulation
REACH and CLP regulations entered into force more than 10 years ago and it is high time to make some considerations. The article gives information on the interface between REACH/ CLP and the Cosmetic world. The article would focuses on the main interactions between REACH – CLP and the Cosmetics Sector.
In conclusion the article gives an overview on the future considerations and challenges of REACH and their effects for the Cosmetic Supply Chain and potential opportunities.
Reach is the European Regulation (1907/2006) on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of chemicals.
The main goals of REACH:
- collect data on properties and uses of the substances;
- safe management in the whole life cycle of the substance;
- communicate safe uses along the supply chain;
- find alternatives for high concern substances.
CLP is the European Regulation (1272/2008) on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging and it is based on the United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System (GHS). Its purpose is to ensure a high level of protection of health and the environment, as well as the free movement of substances, mixtures and articles. It requires manufacturers, importers or downstream users of substances or mixtures to classify, label and package their hazardous chemicals appropriately before placing them on the market.
MAIN INTERACTION BETWEEN REACH –CLP AND THE COSMETICS SECTOR