The Ledbury Reporter is the latest to get on the “REACH will be expensive” bandwagon:

UNCERTAINTY and confusion about new regulations about the use of chemicals is causing major problems for businesses, according to the Chamber of Commerce Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The regulations come from a European directive known as REACH (regulation, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals).

They have been designed to eliminate multiple sets of regulation and control and be replaced with one unified structure.

The aim is to ensure that substances are used in ways that are understood while the impact on people and on the environment is controlled, and to ensure that where possible, substitutes are found for particularly dangerous substances.

See the full article here: New chemical law hits firms.