We need a global science-policy body on chemicals and waste
The global work with management of chemicals and waste currently lacks a regular body that supports decisions with scientific advice and data, like the global work with climate change and biodiversity has. This peer reviewed article outlines options and recommendations for how to establish such as body.
European Chemical Agency (ECHA) on chemicals of concern
Since 5 January 2021, companies producing in the EU or importing products to be placed on the EU market have had to submit data to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) on chemicals of concern in their products. Over five million notifications have already been received in the public SCIP database, and the data will be published in the coming months. Also companies trading with waste, which may become secondary raw materials, are required to report. ” This is a great step towards transparency, public right to know and safe circular economy
Plastic Waste Transparency Project:
Basel Action Network’s mission is to end toxic trade, catalyze a toxics-free future, and campaign for everyone’s right to a clean environment. It works with three principal streams of toxic waste, one of which is plastics.