6th Jun 2023


Call to ban 'forever chemicals' in consumer items by 2025

A group of 45 NGOs on Wednesday issued a manifesto urging EU countries to ban so-called 'forever chemicals' — technically per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — in consumer products by 2025, and across all uses by 2030. The European Commission pledged to ban all non-essential uses of PFAS in 2020, under the EU chemicals strategy for sustainability. In May, MEPs called to speed up restrictions on these chemicals.

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Final steps for EU's due diligence on supply chains law

Final negotiations on the EU due diligence law begin this week. But will this law make companies embed due diligence requirements in their internal processes or incentive them to outsource their obligations to third parties?

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