In July 2018 the Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) updated its substances to the List of Substances of Very High Concern (ZZS) with the following five substances:

  1. Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane
  2. Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane
  3. Ethylenediamine
  4. Terphenyl, hydrogenated
  5. Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane

For more information visit the RIVM website at: https://www.rivm.nl/en/Documents_and_publications/Common_and_Present/Newsmessages/2017/Substances_of_very_high_concern_hamper_recycling