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With the world population rapidly increasing, more people around the world will require energy to support their lifestyles. To meet this growing energy demand, we need solutions that can support us now and in the future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0bw5JQDtg4 Renewable energy is already available and widely in use. Green technologies such as wind farms and solar panels enable consumers to use energy while lowering...

The chemical industry has been playing an essential role during the COVID-19 crisis. Chemical companies and leading organisations have been playing a major role in ensuring the production and the supply chains for products, such as disinfectants and health equipment, essential for combatting COVID-19 as well as the value chains comprising those products. COVID-19 severely attacks the lungs and respiratory system. For...

Join us next week on 24 June from 13.00 – 14.00 for our webinar panel discussion on ‘One substance, One assessment’ as part of our chemicals policy debate series ‘Under the Microscope by Rud Pedersen’. With the European Commission consulting on its Sustainable Chemicals Strategy road map we will be discussing the concept of ‘One substance, One assessment’ as the...

Every year during April, India observes its annual Fire Safety and Fire Service Week.  The initiative is observed under the guidance of the Fire Adviser, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, as a homage to the lives lost during a fire on April 14th, 1944 at Victoria Dock in erstwhile Bombay Port. In 2018, as per a report on fire...

On April 29, 2020, the National People’s Congress of China passed the revised Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Environment Pollution Caused by Solid Wastes, to enter in force as of September 1, 2020. The newly revised Law establishes the practicing of green development modes and the promotion of cleaner production and circular economy...

The new European Green Deal, with its goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, will change the EU’s economy. The Circular Economy Action Plan will be at the centre of this new sustainability roadmap.. The aim is clear: to transform EU industry from linear to circular and achieve a carbon neutral economy. The new Circular Economy 2.0 package will not only...

Recycling plastics with Brominated Flame Retardants and the Circular Economy Europe has 1.2 million tonnes of plastic from electronic waste that has to be recycled or disposed of each year. In this interview, Chris Slijkhuis, Board Member of the European Electronics Recyclers Association and Manager of MGG Polymers, explains the importance of Brominated Flame Retardants in plastics, the process of mechanical recycling, and why...

Recycling is key to the circular economy. The PolyStyreneLoop project is expected to help the EU recycle an expected 20 million tons of polystyrene insulation over the next 50 years and reduce carbon emissions by an estimated 50% compared to traditional energy recovery methods. The ongoing PolyStyreneLoop project, co-funded under the EU LIFE programme, involves 64 industrial partners and research organisations...

The Bromine solution to global public health threat of mercury pollution According to the World Health Organization, mercury is one of the top ten hazardous chemicals of major public health concern. While it has been a global public health concern for children and pregnant women for decades, it is still present in the air we breathe, the water we drink...