EU’s non-toxic strategy reports

EU Commission publishes comprehensive study and 7 sub-studies on its non-toxic environment strategy

Substances of concern in the circular economy

EU Parliament addresses the fate of chemicals in the circular economy, supports the development of non-toxic material cycles

Proceedings of PET recycling workshop

Petcore Europe held workshop on recycling of PET thermoforms on September 19, 2017 in Brussels; workshop presentations now available

Degradable plastics and recycling

Plastics Recyclers Europe and European Bioplastics address impacts of degradable plastics on quality of recycled film; call for separate collection

“Zero-waste” stores gaining popularity

Reuters article discusses “zero-waste” concept stores and consumer lifestyle aiming to prevent packaging waste and food waste

Permanent materials for a circular economy

European Glass Container Federation recommends incentivizing permanent materials and closed loop recycling for food packaging to achieve effective and safe circular economy

RIVM: SVHCs can hamper recycling

Dutch institute for public health and environment addresses substances of very high concern in waste streams, makes recommendations for safe recycling in the circular economy

Nordic Chemicals Summit 2017

Chemical Watch hosts second edition of Nordic Chemicals Summit on October 10-11, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark

European Bioplastics Conference 2017

Industry group European Bioplastics hosts annual conference on November 28-29, 2017 in Berlin, Germany

Information on chemicals in products for clean circular economy

NGOs respond to EU Commission consultation on chemicals, products and waste in the circular economy; call for EU information system disclosing substances of concern in products