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Toxic scandals can be costly affairs

There have been several scandals involving large companies’ use of hazardous substances in their products. And these are always very costly affairs. Especially in terms of environmental damage, but also in terms of economy and brand reputation. The latest in the row comes from New York, where the state has sued 3M and five other companies for causing “extensive contamination” to the nearby environment. The lawsuit is the first of its kind and aims to recover the costs incurred in cleaning up the contamination, which have amounted to almost $40 million.

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Webinar: Marketplace – a tool for successful substitution

This week the European Chemicals Agency, ECHA, arranged a webinar focused on substitution and existing tools that might help you to be successful. The Marketplace is one of the tools presented in the webinar Link to webinar: https://echa.europa.eu/-/tools-to-support-substitution-to-safer-chemicals “Successful substitution…

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Video: Watch the Marketplace webinar

Video: Watch the Marketplace webinar Yesterday June 8 the first webinar detailing ChemSec’s new platform for safer alternatives – Marketplace – took place. If you were unable to join the webinar you are in luck. Below is a recorded version…

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New “dating site” for safer chemistry

New “dating site” for safer chemistry Chemical producers such as Clariant, Chemours and Valspar are working with environmental NGO ChemSec to raise the visibility of alternatives to hazardous chemicals In recent years the corporate drive to substitute hazardous chemicals in…