7.5 million articles containing hazardous substances have so far been submitted to the SCIP database. Out of these, 94 percent contain lead. A substance that even the ancient Greeks knew to be highly harmful to humans.
A new interview study from ChemSec on non-mechanical recycling shows that there is a gap between supply and demand when it comes to recycled materials, causing confusion and bottlenecks.
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.
We believe that Safe and Sustainable by Design is an opportunity for the European chemical industry to position itself as a world leader, creating business opportunities and growth.
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There is a very strong connection between climate and chemicals. We need to acknowledge this and take measures to mitigate the consequences of that connection.
The recent report from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) leaves no room for doubt: Human activities do cause the global warming and its catastrophic effects.
The Chemical Strategy acknowledges the urgency to speed up the phaseout of hazardous chemicals, and one important step in that direction is to allow the most harmful chemicals only for “essential use”. Here’s a chance for you to learn more about the concept and how it may be applied.
Chemical recycling is a golden opportunity to meet the future demand of recycled materials. It also provides ample opportunity for making a lot of money. This combination makes it tempting for companies to take shortcuts in order to satisfy the market, often resulting in values like sustainability and transparency being thrown out the window.