Kingfisher hits out at chemicals regulation

The retail sector is feeling the pressure as more chemicals are restricted under REACH

(photograph: Michael Spring/123RF)

DIY giant Kingfisher has warned that the EU REACH regulation on chemicals is putting “unreasonable” demands on retailers following the addition of further substances to a candidate list for stringent controls.

The company insists that it supports the spirit of the legislation, but a spokesperson told ENDS that Kingfisher has written to both the European Commission and European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to express concerns over the impacts on retailers.

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