Last month, 187 governments signed off on amendments that will dramatically expand the Basel Convention’s controls on how plastic waste is exported and imported in the world. This new plastic waste ban is a big deal. It will most likely re-shape the world’s waste trade quite a bit.
On 7 March 2019, the European Court of Justice annulled an authorisation granted under REACH. For this reason, ChemSec and ClientEarth joined forces in a new report that aims to analyse the judgement and translate it into concrete actions for the future.
EU’s food contact materials legislation is up for evaluation, and last month, the EU Commission’s public consultation on the matter came to a close. The current legislation has a whole lot of room for improvements, so naturally ChemSec took the opportunity to comment on it during the consultation.
One big dream that I’ve had since I started working for ChemSec ten years ago, is to see a big chemical producer taking the lead in the transformation to sustainable chemistry. A couple of weeks ago, DSM announced that they aim to phase out all chemicals of high concern from their coating resins. I thought I’d share my thoughts on it.
One of the biggest democratic exercises in the world is approaching rapidly. More than 400 million people from 28 different countries will vote in this month’s European Parliament elections. Or at least they should, especially if they care about progressive chemicals policies.
In case you thought 722 pages was a bit long and didn’t have the time to read the whole thing, don’t worry. ChemSec has done it for you.
Even though the oil industry is far from finished I doubt many people would call it a sector with a bright outlook.
Can we expect such a change of perception in the chemical sector? I’d say that the answer to that is yes. It’s already happening.
11 April marks another important date in this continuing story, as this is when the REACH Committee will discuss classification and potential labelling of the substance.
Take part in the European Commission’s public consultation before May 6th 2019 – And please support 5 key principles which should govern food contact materials legislation
The mounting evidence against PFAS have now surpassed the sole awareness of the scientific community, and today many regular citizens are aware of this problematic group of chemicals.
This begs the question: If PFAS are that bad, how on earth can they still be allowed?