The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee in the United Kingdom Parliament is undertaking a study of the scientific Peer Review Process. I have submitted written evidence to the Committee which can be found here and forms one of the 90 current submissions.
The assessment of waste under REACH is an interesting aspect that has to be considered when registering a substance. Since waste itself doesn’t need to be registered, many people think that waste in general is excluded from REACH. However, updated guidance released by ECHA in December 2010 makes the obligations on the registrant regarding waste much clearer.