Products and precaution in a circular economy
In an article in the ChemicalWatch GlobalBusinessBriefing of November 2017, Dr. Pelle Moos of Beuc states that EU chemicals policy needs to address chemicals of concern entering the recycling stream.
As the European Commission plans to ‘close the loop’ on an EU circular economy, chemicals of concern could become caught in the circle. It is paramount that an ambitious framework is established that prevents chemicals of concern from being reinjected into the economy. This means accepting that certain products should not – and cannot – be recycled. It also requires new, stringent controls on ‘recirculated’ materials to prevent, for example, recycled food packaging from contaminating our food.
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