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ChemSec report on circular economy

Published report focuses on chemicals as overlooked part of a circular economy; urges companies to not rely on legal compliance alone, calls for avoiding hazardous substances during design stage and speeding up regulation

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Unknowns about drinking water pipes

Ensia article informs about plastic water piping material PEX; discusses what is known and unknown about the material’s composition and what leaches out into water

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EFSA FCM working group: 5th meeting

Minutes of the 5th meeting of EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on food contact materials now available online; continues risk-assessing several new FCMs, presents extensive summary of views on the current framework regulation

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PVC additive assessment tool

Industry initiative Vinyl Plus announces creation of tool to assess life cycle impacts of additives used in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) products; civil society groups criticize the approach as ‘greenwashing and misleading’