Reports on substitution and alternatives assessment

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) publishes two reports; review approaches to support alternatives assessment and substitution of chemicals of concern

ECHA’s plan for substitution activities in 2019

European Chemical Agency plans to hold several substitution-related events, demonstrate alternatives analyses, publish alternatives data from authorization applications, update substitution strategy

TMBPF as BPA alternative for coating epoxies

Article in Chemical Watch discusses tetramethyl bisphenol F as an alternative monomer to produce bisphenol-based epoxies without endocrine activity

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

Database of plastic packaging chemicals

New scientific publication by Food Packaging Forum researchers and partners presents database of chemicals associated with plastic packaging (CPPdb) in detail

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