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Ineos chairman blasts European regulation

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, founder, chairman and 60% owner of Ineos, has written an open letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, lambasting European chemical regulation in general and ‘green taxes’ in particular.

ECHA proposes action on microplastics

 

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has, as requested by the European Commission a year ago as part of the EU plastics strategy, submitted a proposal for the restriction of microplastic particles that are intentionally added to mixtures used by consumers and professionals.

Cefic, CIA issue Brexit guide

The European Chemical Industries Federation (Cefic) and the UK’s Chemical Industries Association (CIA) have jointly published a briefing note to support and prepare businesses for the eventualities of the UK leaving the EU, setting out practical considerations to maintain trade post-Brexit.

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”

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