Health Care Without Harm endorsed the Call on transparency for chemical information in plastics!
Plastic materials contain thousands of hazardous substances. Toxic chemicals, included on purpose as additives or as unintentional contaminants, cause harm to human health and the environment, undermine recycling operations and circular economy, and contaminate the entire value chain.
In light of the 1st meeting of the intergovernmental negotiating comittee (INC-1) to develop the global plastics treaty (GPT) happening in Uruguay from November 28 to December 2, Health Care Without Harm amplifies its support for this call on transparency for chemical information in plastics, recognizing that all stakeholders need publicly available information about toxic ingredients in plastic materials and products throughout the lifecycle.
As the world develops and adopts an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, health needs to remain a central part of the discussion.
For more information about transparency measures on chemical ingredients of plastic, click this link: https://hej-support.org/global-plastics-treaty-transparency-requirement-for-chemical-constituents-in-plastic-is-a-must/
This initiative is led by HEJ Support, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, and GroundWork.