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Navigating the New Sunscreen Standards: A Closer Look at AS/NZS 2604:2021

In December 2022, Standards Australia introduced the Australian/New Zealand Standard: Sunscreen Products – Evaluation and Classification (AS/NZS 2604:2021). This updated standard is set to bring significant changes in the sunscreen industry, promising enhanced protection and safety for consumers. Here’s a detailed exploration of what these changes entail and how they might impact both consumers and manufacturers. Why Update the Sunscreen Standard? Australia has some of the highest skin cancer rates globally, a concerning statistic driven by intense ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure. Effective sunscreens are crucial in mitigating skin cancer risks. The updated AS/NZS 2604:2021 aims to ensure that sunscreens available

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How MoCRA (Modernizing Cosmetics Regulation Act) May Affect Your Organisation

Are we entering a new era of cosmetic regulation?  Certain acts and regulations related to cosmetics can vary by country or region. These regulations often focus on ensuring the safety, labelling, and advertising standards of cosmetic products.  In the US, recent developments in MoCRA (Modernizing Cosmetics Regulation Act) have come to light. What you may not know is exactly what the legislation means for your company in terms of necessary adjustments in operations and strategy. There’s plenty to learn about MoCRA and its implications for your organisation – including new records to be created and maintained; testing that must be

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Regulatory Update – NSW Plastics Ban (1 November 2022)

The NSW Government’s ban on certain single-use plastic items comes into effect on 1 November 2022. The NSW single-use plastic ban will prevent almost 2.7 billion items of plastic litter from entering the environment in NSW over the next 20 years. What’s banned from 1 November This follows the ban on lightweight plastic bags with handles (35 microns or less) from 1 June this year. Get savvy about banned items and their alternatives with our photo galleries. Campaign launched “Let’s Stop it and Swap it” Shocking images of plastic pollution in the ocean and a turtle choking on a plastic

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