The circular economy forces us to focus on the hazardous properties of chemicals. To neglect this and instead talk about the risk of exposure is close to absurd. Surprisingly, some parts of the chemical industry still do this. It’s time for a change of mind.
Hoogenboezem-Fisher is the name of a made-up PR & lobby firm and the setting of an awareness campaign by NGO ChemSec, released in May 2021.
What are people searching for when using the SIN List? Here are the 10 “most wanted” hazardous chemicals that SIN List users are particularly interested in.
Avoiding substances of concern is the very first step when implementing a safe and sustainable by design process, and chemical safety is a key criterion for sustainable products, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). This is most welcome validation of facts that we at ChemSec have known and talked about for a long time.
H&M Group outlines its position on chemicals and circular economy.
With 2020 in the rearview mirror, it’s clear that the leaders and laggards of safer and greener chemicals align with the winners and losers on the stock market.
Together with ClientEarth, we wrote to the EU Commission to ask for significant changes in the way they handle authorisations for use of harmful chemicals – a system essential to drive the industry towards safe and sustainable chemistry.
Over the last decade, the majority of people engaging with ChemSec have been based in the US. So we thought it was about time we opened up our first office “over there”, led by environmental veteran Daryl Ditz, based in Washington DC.