22nd September, 2016
by Stuart Cochrane
On Friday 16th September the latest FEMB Technical Committee meeting took place. The committee meets regularly as a cross-country team of experts to review European norms and standards and monitors proposed changes in regulation. Furthermore the committee promotes the dissemination of knowledge and discussions on a variety of environmental and sustainability issues, providing a platform for industry professionals to share their experience and learning outcomes.
Formaldehyde is used extensively in furniture articles
Keeping you up-to-date with environmental legislation
guidance to industry in the event of a “no deal BREXIT scenario
Research conducted on behalf of the European Commission
Development of a European Standard for Sustainable Office Furniture Products.
A second proposal is evaluating whether the requirements for chemical dossier updates needs strengthening.
Five new SVHC added to the Candidate List
The Government Resource and Waste strategy forms part of the 25 Year Environment Plan
Comprehensive guide to the fundamentals of environmental management
Updates for Waste (Miscellaneous) Charging Scheme and Waste electrical and the electronic equipment (WEEE) public regist...
Committee meeting report available to members of the Research Association
Seven different scenarios are covered.
The EU has signed an agreement to support the Vietnamese government.
Stakeholder meeting to discuss sustainable forestry and receive an update on PEFC scheme
Includes links to the government guidance documents
The general principles of this act will apply to all UK nations.
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If you purchase or sell wood or timber based items, product need to be procured from a proven sustainable resource
Discussions around alignment with other legislation and REACH
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This guide is designed to give a general introduction to REACH awareness and user obligations.
These are notes from a Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) workshop
Report summarising the finding of a project which compares the potential of remanufactured furniture versus brand new pr...
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