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Governments and stakeholders reflect on toxics in recycling

Recycling association, non-governmental organization, and European Commission comment on ways to safely minimize and manage substances of concern in recycling streams during transition to circular economy; Dutch national institute publishes report identifying challenges and recommendations, describes 2050 national goal

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Label for non-toxic products

Non-profit organization Made Safe launches consumer labels to certify products that are made with safe ingredients

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France to require EDC declaration in 2022

French government releases draft decree aiming to provide transparency on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in consumer products; sellers will need to provide product information to public platform; French ministries of Health and the Environment will release list of proven, presumed and suspected EDCs; decree expected to take effect on January 1, 2022

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Benchmark for barrier efficiency

Scientists suggest specification and testing method for barrier efficiency of internal bags used to reduce the migration from food packaging made of recycled paperboard