Briefing: POPs and the Circular Economy

Categories: Chemicals
Types: Briefing
Published: 18 July 2017
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Why are POPs so dangerous?

Which challenges do we face in a circular economy?

What can we do to prevent toxic recycling?

How can we safely get rid of POPs that we are already using?

Toxic chemicals in materials and products threaten manufacturing workers, citizens (infants, toddlers, children and adults), pets, the wider environment, and those who dismantle or dispose of them. Recycling materials containing toxic chemicals contaminates the resulting products and continues the legacy of hazardous emissions and increases exposures. In order to be able to develop a circular economy we need to ensure that material loops are free of toxic chemicals.

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