ChemSec, in collaboration with Apple and other corporate members in the NGO’s Business Group, has developed a step-by-step approach to help companies advance chemical safety within their products and supply chains. ChemCoach, published today, provides a framework to identify, phase out, and replace harmful chemicals with safer alternatives. This resource is now available publicly and free of charge.
The European Commission has initiated an ambitious work to define criteria for what chemicals and materials are to be considered safe and sustainable by design. This week, ChemSec is submitting our opinion on the topic in a stakeholder survey that will help identify how this can be done.
The Chemical Strategy acknowledges the urgency to speed up the phaseout of hazardous chemicals, and one important step in that direction is to allow the most harmful chemicals only for “essential use”. Here’s a chance for you to learn more about the concept and how it may be applied.
Some chemicals come back over and over again, not unlike Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character “Terminator”. One of those chemicals is resorcinol, an endocrine disruptor which we added to the SIN List back in 2011.
During this webinar, you can expect to receive an overview of the implications of the Cosmetics Directive revision and what they mean for your business, as well as what you can do to avoid facing negative consequences of revised legislation and ensure that your business is compliant.
The aims of the Chemical Strategy to phase out ALL substances of very high concern from all consumer products gave us that “wow” feeling. Now it’s up to the European Commission to put words into action and start delivering on that sentiment, using the tools we already have.
The European Chemical Agency recently published their five-year review, presenting a disturbing reality. It is obvious that the chemicals legislation is in dire need of better enforcement.
The make-over project of removing PFAS from the cosmetics industry still has a long way to go. But test studies and legal tightening on this issue around the world makes us believe in a bright, glowing future.
For decades, the people living in the Swedish town of Kallinge got their tap water from a treatment plant that turned out to be contaminated with harmful PFAS chemicals. They sued the municipally owned water company for damages – and won. But the water company is appealing the verdict, arguing that high levels of PFAS should not be considered a personal injury.