In order to stop the overexploitation of natural resources, the economy needs to be more ‘circular’. Materials need to remain in the economy for as long as possible, through re-use and recycling loops. Our team works to enable safe loops, by promoting the early phase out of dangerous chemicals and transparency of the full chemical content of products.

Circular Economy

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    Europe’s chemicals agency has improved its policy on the publication of information it receives from businesses that use ‘substances of very high concern’ (SVHC).

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    Major companies face serious material business risks for their involvement in creating plastic waste, a new report shows from ClientEarth shows.

  • EU Commission urged to close gaps in plastic strategy

    ClientEarth welcomes European Parliament’s environment committee vote to strengthen the EU Commission’s plans to cut plastic pollution, under the so-called Plastics Strategy.

  • Environmental lawyers ask for better protection from harmful chemicals in food packaging

    Speaking to the European Parliament, Alice Bernard said more needs to be done to protect people from harmful endocrine disruptor chemicals in food packaging.

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