Perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) are not only a huge threat to human health and the environment. They are also a really bad investment for the producers and their investors. Lawsuits and liability cases are making PFAS producing companies such as DuPont, 3M and Chemours lose a ton of money. They are also taking a huge toll on their respective stocks.
ChemSec invites you to the full-day event “Ready, Set, Substitute It Now!” in Brussels on November 14, 2019.
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.
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.
Coop Denmark informed its suppliers that all purchases of cosmetic products containing PFAS will be stopped immediately, even those from well-known international brands. PFAS in cosmetics will disappear completely from the shelves of Coop Denmark by early September 2019.
Read our full reply to the Swedish government proposal here.
Member States in the European Union are described as “captured states, allowing corporate interests to malignly influence their decisions” in a new report by the research and campaign group Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO).
The home improvement company Kingfisher pledges to phase out three well-known groups of hazardous chemicals – phthalates, PFCs and halogenated flame retardants – by 2025.
This webinar looks at the current facts surrounding the “Innovation Principle” and puts it all in perspective.