The environmental law charity ClientEarth and CHEM Trust will appear in the Court of Justice of the European Union on 14th September to battle the chemicals giant Chemours over its attempt to prevent action on harmful chemicals.
Phthalates, other than being difficult to pronounce, are a large group of chemicals often added to plastics to increase their flexibility and durability. Unfortunately, some chemicals in this group have been found to have harmful effects on human health,
An article in the Guardian last week highlighted how indoor air pollution might be a significant source of exposure to the ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS.
A new report by the International Pollutants Elimination Network, (IPEN), calls major investments in plastic recycling schemes, including so called “chemical recycling”, a ‘marketing ploy’
In July, five EU member states, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden officially informed the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) of their intention to restrict the harmful, persistent group of chemicals PFAS.
This summer, the Environment Agency are running a ‘#WaterWarriors’ campaign to build awareness around protecting and improving the UK’s blue spaces. This is timed to coincide with increasing numbers of visitors flocking to UK waters, with ongoing international travel restrictions.
Chemicals thought to be linked to breast cancer are found in many of our everyday products, from food packaging to reusable plastic tableware and till receipts.
With temperatures edging towards 30 degrees Celsius around Europe this weekend you might be thinking of topping up your sunscreen supplies. However, ensuring what you buy does not contain chemicals harmful to human health and the environment should also be front of mind.
We would expect that product safety standards ensure everyday products will be safe to use, but a new review has revealed gaps in UK regulations, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).
CHEM Trust, The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Zero Waste Europe, the European Consumer Organisation BEUC, and ClientEarth have collaborated to bust some of the most popular myths surrounding chemicals used in food contact materials.