In June 2007 European Union's regulating body enforced R.E.A.C.H regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemical substances) which addresses the issue of using potentially hazardous chemical substances and their impact on human health and environment. The aim is to create awareness and managing the risks involved in the use of these chemical substances. They created a regulatory list of chemicals that are exempt and/or need to be regulated. If you find any substance in the list it does not mean that it is banned, It simply means that you need to get authorization from the R.E.A.C.H.
By using these directive measure and regulations the European Union has given industry a responsibility of protecting the environment from the use of these chemicals in manufacturing. JP Recycling does not use any substances currently included in the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) under R.E.A.C.H.