Plastic is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, and the additives used to enhance this deceptively versatile material are often hazardous to human health. All the while, the plastics industry makes sure the demand – that they invented in the first place – keeps growing.
As regulators and growing public awareness have put the screws on some of the more well-known PFAS chemicals, other variants are marketed as safe and are rarely scrutinised. One such chemical is PTFE – an unregulated chemical in the PFAS family – which is used in a plethora of consumer products, giving materials that desired non-stick function. The question is – is PTFE really as safe as manufacturers claim?
Recycling materials without perpetuating toxic chemicals is an opportunity and a huge business to tap into – one which should be enabled by regulation. Adding knowledge through studies like this one is crucial.
REACH has really helped keep the industry on its toes and stay healthy. In this situation it is only logical to up the dose even more to get an even better result, and by upping the dose we obviously mean to implement the Chemical Strategy as intended.
With the EU’s Green Deal, Chemical Strategy and sustainable finance regulation looming on the horizon, hazardous chemicals are set to play an even larger role in all kinds of sustainability issues. Despite this, they are often overlooked in investment decisions.
Corbion provided us with their self-evaluation according to the ChemScore criteria, and our verification confirmed that the company scored 43 points, which equals an A. That’s 14 (!) points more than the top-scoring company in ChemScore.
PRESS RELEASE: Chemical companies around the world are actively marketing their greener, more sustainable products, whilst holding back details on the mass production of hazardous chemicals, ChemSec’s ranking of chemical companies reveals today.
This webinar, hosted jointly by ChemSec and ChemFORWARD, featuring Apple’s Environmental Technologies Smarter Chemistry Lead Art Fong, aims at arming you and your organization with the best tools and methods available in the fight against harmful chemicals.
Five EU Member States have started gathering evidence for a broad PFAS ban. But they need help from companies, and ChemSec can show you how to provide it.