The European Court of Justice confirmed today that the EU illegally allowed dangerous substances for sale in paints when there were safer options – setting a precedent that tightens the screw on companies’ use of toxic chemicals in the EU.
“Our analysis shows that if problematic chemicals were more efficiently addressed, the market for recycled materials would increase. Even a small increase of 10% in the recycling of plastic packaging would correspond to an annual increase in EU market value of €2.6 billion”, says Anne-Sofie Bäckar, Executive Director at ChemSec.
ChemSec and the ZDHC Foundation (ZDHC) announce a collaboration to find safer alternatives for chemistry used in textile and leather manufacturing, in order to eliminate hazardous substances. A core element of this joint effort is that ZDHC will publish the ZDHC MRSL Candidate List on ChemSec’s business-to-business platform, Marketplace.
European chemical companies top the new sustainability ranking ChemScore, followed by a mix of US and Asian companies. The main goal of ChemScore – created by the NGO ChemSec – is to drive investors towards chemical industry frontrunners.
Responding to the surge in online shopping amidst health concerns, the Clearya safe shopping app expands to warn online shoppers of unsafe ingredients, based on ChemSec’s renowned ‘SIN List’
Stadium, Sweden’s largest sports chain, and cosmetic brand IDUN Minerals are now joining H&M, Kingfisher and more in ChemSec’s corporate PFAS movement.
Multinational home improvement company Kingfisher, and the European Water Association EurEau are the latest additions to ChemSec’s call to end the use of harmful PFAS chemicals in products and supply chains.
Companies ask regulators to take PFAS pollution seriously
Today, chemical specialist organisation ChemSec reveals the latest additions of industrial chemicals on its so-called SIN List – a compilation of over 900 toxic chemicals that should be avoided in the global supply chain.
ChemSec invites you to the full-day event “Ready, Set, Substitute It Now!” in Brussels on November 14, 2019.