Socrates and the philosophy of the circular economy

THE EU has published an update on its progress towards becoming a truly circular economy, and it reads a bit like this: a good start, but there’s a long way to go. Climate change and the pressure to achieve lower carbon economies and societies is driving the need to transform business models, adjust environmental policies […]

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Chemicals registration information improved through industry input

The Lead REACH Consortium has signed a co-operation deal with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), designed to speed up and improve the information available on registered substances. The Metals and Inorganics Sectorial Approach (MISA) is a voluntary initiative established by ECHA and Eurometaux aiming to further improve the completeness and quality of REACH dossiers and […]

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REACH General Assembly – Guest speakers present on authorisation and health studies

Developments in REACH Authorisation and Restriction activities related to lead metal and compounds were the focus of discussions at the General Assembly in December, in London that was attended by 25 delegates. The Consortium was fortunate to receive engaging talks from three guest speakers, complementing the Secretariat’s own presentations: Richard Dubourg from The Economics Interface, […]

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