Marketplace is proud to present three new collaborations that have taken shape during the summer. Together, they will increase both the visibility and availability of safer chemical alternatives on the market.
The number of Marketplace ads just went from 253 to 565!
Today, Marketplace doubles the number of safer alternatives presented on the platform. The dramatic increase of advertisements will make safer chemical alternatives more visible to companies looking to substitute hazardous chemicals in their products or processes.
“This means that Marketplace users will have more alternatives to choose from and get a more complete picture of safer alternatives available on the market”, says Dr. Jonatan Kleimark, Marketplace Project Manager at ChemSec.
PRESS RELEASE: ChemSec and ZDHC collaborate in a joint request for safer alternatives
ChemSec and the ZDHC Foundation (ZDHC) announce a collaboration to find safer alternatives for chemistry used in textile and leather manufacturing, in order to eliminate hazardous substances. A core element of this joint effort is that ZDHC will publish the ZDHC MRSL Candidate List on ChemSec’s business-to-business platform, Marketplace.
The Do’s and Don’ts of replacing PFOA
PFOA will be restricted from July 4, 2020 in the EU. This means that from then on it will be illegal to manufacture and sell the substance and to use it in production or as an ingredient in products, including imported goods. So, if you haven’t done it already, you need to stop using PFOA and find an alternative.
ChemSec has started a corporate PFAS movement
ChemSec has launched a corporate initiative to end the use of PFAS in products and supply chains. Six companies have so far joined the movement, including fashion giant H&M and multinational home improvement company Kingfisher, since the initiative was announced in the EU Parliament in February.
Clearya exposes hazardous ingredients in cosmetics
Not long ago, you had to be a working chemist to understand if there were potentially hazardous chemicals in a product. Nowadays, you don’t have to. With the help of apps and other digital tools, products are now immediately red-flagged as unsafe choices. Amit Rosner runs the self-funded project Clearya, which helps consumers choose safer cosmetics and personal care products.
Cosmetics – pretty on the outside, ugly on the inside
Everywhere we go we are bombarded with advertisements encouraging us to improve our looks with makeup and personal care products. If it’s not a shampoo that will give extra volume to your hair, it’s a skin lotion that will make your skin velvety smooth, a lip stick that won’t smudge or a concealer that will hide all your blemishes. But beneath the pretty surface, cosmetics and personal care products hide an ugly secret.