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Chemicals firms join plastic waste alliance

Some of the world’s largest chemicals firms have helped to found the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), which describes itself as “an alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain … to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean”.

Nouryon launches third ‘Imagine Chemistry’

Nouryon, the former AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, has launched the third edition of its ‘Imagine Chemistry’ collaborative innovation challenge, under which start-ups, scale-ups, university spin-outs and other potential partners are invited “to tackle chemistry-related challenges and uncover new ways to create value for customers”

Animal NGO criticises ECHA on testing

NGO Cruelty Free International has launched a European-wide petition to stop the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) from “unlawfully flouting European cosmetics animal testing bans”.

REACH and a no-deal Brexit

Dave Gordon and Anita Lloyd, partner and director at Squire Patton Boggs, look at the legal issues relating to a proposed ‘UK REACH’ system

CIA publishes Brexit guide for chemicals industry

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) and its legal partner, Square Patton Boggs, has published a report on ‘Making Brexit work for the Chemical Industry’, which aims to guide the chemicals industry as the UK prepares to leave the EU. 

The report details a number of key priorities for the industry, including frictionless trade with the EU, undisrupted UK/EU supply chains, development of new free-trade agreements, regulatory consistency, access to secure and cost-effective energy and access to highly skilled individuals.

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