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An analysis of Unilever’s plastic reduction commitments - game changer or myth?

Mon, 13/01/2020 - 14:40

Under fire from the media and citizens on business contribution towards the plastic pollution crisis, companies are increasingly pushing out plastic reduction goals, targets and schemes in an effort to clean up their image. This blog examines the impact of Unilever’s plastic reduction commitment.

 

Benchmarking the in Vitro Toxicity and Chemical Composition of Plastic Consumer Products

Thu, 26/09/2019 - 11:15

It's a well-known fact that consumer plastics and plastic packaging contain compounds that are toxic. In addition to this, there are many chemicals in each plastic product that remain largely unidentified. Till date a comprehensive characterization of the complex chemical mixtures present in plastics is missing and this study aims at creating baseline for the same.
Spoiler alert! Compostable plastics are no exemption to this!

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