Non-toxic chemicals are good for business

ChemSec discusses how hazardous substances can lead to costly business scandals and that substitution is necessary for a successful circular economy

Online retailers tackle dangerous products

Amazon, Alibaba, eBay, Rakuten France sign EU Commission’s ‘product safety pledge’ to remove dangerous products from sale more quickly; NGOs call for more specific action on hazardous chemicals

Circular economy teaching and progress

Ellen MacArthur Foundation holds Higher Education Workshop and 2018 Summit in London, explores teaching and learning opportunities, discusses way forward

Symposium on circular economy

University of Exeter and Ellen MacArthur Foundation host 2-day symposium on circular economy research and practice, discuss future challenges and innovation

Recommendations for non-toxic environment

Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) calls on EU Commission to release strategy for non-toxic environment, recommends 12 priority actions

FPF Workshop 2018: Registration open!

Event program and registration for Food Packaging Forum’s 6th annual workshop of October 4, 2018 now online; live webcast available; register before September 27, 2018

Sweden addresses ‘cocktail effects’ and grouping of chemicals

Government of Sweden investigates how to consider chemicals’ ‘cocktail effects’ and regulate similar substances in groups within EU chemicals legislation

Focus on PFASs

Ensia article summarizes environmental and health concerns about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, addresses controversial substitution of long-chain PFASs with short-chain alternatives

Replacing hazardous chemicals with similarly toxic alternatives

New report by NGO CHEM Trust highlights necessity to regulate groups of similar chemicals to avoid regrettable substitutions, illustrates replacement of BPA with BPS and other analogues as example

Washington State bans PFASs in food packaging

Governor of U.S. state Washington signs bill into law banning the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in food packaging by 2022 if alternatives can be found by 2020