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SIN List Updated, Substitution Tool Launched

ChemSec’s annual Substitute It Now, or SIN list, has been updated with the addition of 28 chemicals identified as Substances of Very High Concern, using criteria defined by the EU’s REACH regulation. In addition, the update marks the launch of SINimilarity, a tool for identifying SIN-like chemicals to assist companies … Read more »

BASF Tops Chemical SIN List

BASF produces the most hazardous chemicals in Europe, according to ChemSec’s annual Substitute It Now, or SIN List. The updated list, with information from the second registration phase of REACH — the European Chemicals Agency’s chemical rules — includes companies that produce or import SIN List chemicals in the EU … Read more »

Phone Battery Recycling Rates Low

Only about 4 percent to 5 percent of lithium-ion batteries were recycled in the EU in 2010, based on the number of batteries sold and what was collected. Regulations in Great Britain and the EU may have succeeded in keeping smart phone batteries out of landfills, according to The Guardian, … Read more »

Johnson Matthey, BASF, Umicore ‘Lead Emission Control Catalyst Market’

Johnson Matthey, BASF, Umicore ‘Lead Emission Control Catalyst Market’

Stringent regulations aimed at minimizing vehicle emissions have spurred the global emission control catalyst market, led by Johnson Matthey, BASF and Umicore in the mobile segment, and Cormetech in the stationary segment, according to Frost & Sullivan. The market earned revenue of more than $6.70 billion in 2012 and is … Read more »

Umicore Tops Corporate Knights’ 2013 Global 100

Umicore Tops Corporate Knights’ 2013 Global 100

Belgium-based materials technology and recycling company Umicore tops the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies, according to Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment research firm that compiles the annual list. Brazil’s Natura Cosmeticos, Norway’s Statoil, Finland’s Neste Oil and Denmark’s Novo Nordisk rounded out the top … Read more »