Why do “chemicals” need simplifying?

Scientists’ Viewpoint proposes ‘chemical simplification’ to deal with increasing chemical pollution; names reduction of number of chemicals used in products and grouping approaches as cornerstones for simplification and innovation in science and engineering as prerequisite

Washington State: Alternatives assessment for PFASs in FCMs

U.S. state Washington to start alternatives assessment for per- and polyfluorinated substances in paper food packaging; deadline for comments on assessment proposal is December 4, 2018

New U.S. organization for alternatives assessment

Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment established in the U.S., aims to ‘enhance the science of alternatives assessment, advance informed substitution’ of hazardous chemicals

2018 retailer ranking published

Non-profit organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families releases annual retailer report card; restaurant chains make insufficient efforts to remove hazardous chemicals from food packaging

Webinar on substituting hazardous chemicals

ChemSec held webinar on online tool Marketplace, HCPP project; alternatives assessment for phthalates by Northwest Green Chemistry presented

BizNGO annual meeting 2018

Business and environment collaboration BizNGO holds annual meeting on December 4-5, 2018, in Berkeley, U.S.; registration now open

Businesses’ approach to safer chemicals

Fourth edition of Chemical Watch’s “Business guide to safer chemicals” highlights work by Coop Denmark and Sherwin-Williams to replace bisphenol A and other hazardous chemicals in food packaging

EEB conference 2018

European Environmental Bureau holds annuals conference on November 5, 2018; toxic chemicals and circular economy to be discussed; registration now open

Amazon’s safer chemicals policy

Amazon is the first primarily e-commerce retailer to publish chemicals policy and restricted substances list

Chemical footprinting: 2018 annual report

3rd Chemical Footprint Project report shows companies have more knowledge about chemicals in their products, make efforts to reduce hazardous substances