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.
Last year we saw the finalisation of the phase in registration process in REACH. In May, the last registration deadlines expired, officially ending the phase-in period. So what have the costs amounted to?
The turn of the year is approaching fast and all over the world media outlets are reviewing the year that went by.
Who says chemicals can’t be interesting? Not us, anyway.
So without further ado, here’s ChemSec’s year in review, listing some memorable events of 2018.
Innovation was on everyones’ lips last week following a vote in the EU parliament that ushered in the so-called Innovation Principle for the first time in an official EU text. At a glance – the Innovation Principle looks great. I mean, who doesn’t like innovation? It’s only when you look a bit closer at it that the cracks start to appear.
In order for circular economy to become cost-efficient and economically feasible, the whole value chain will need to invest in smooth collaboration. The key to its success? Trust, transparency and traceability.
Sportswear that do not smell bad after exercising in them is a great business idea, and such clothing items have actually been available to customers for quite a while. Although it may sound good, the truth is that these clothes are very problematic for the environment.
Two years have passed since hazardous chemicals were given much-needed attention and closer scrutiny in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). Qhat has happened since then? Has the “new” DJSI had any actual effect?
US organisation Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) released a report that examines fragrance chemicals in beauty, personal care and cleaning products sold in the United States. BCPP tested 140 products using semi- and non-targeted chemical analysis methods, and the results were quite concerning. More than one in four of the total 338 fragrance chemicals detected in the products were linked to serious chronic health effects, such as cancer, hormone disruption and reproductive harm.