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CLP regulation

CLP regulation connects sustainable waste and chemical management

Hazardous waste and circular economy The EU’s chemicals strategy for sustainability[1] aims to better protect…

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Ecodesign sustainable product regulation

EU proposes Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR)

Sustainable growth as advocated in the European Commission’s Green Deal requires decoupling economic growth from…

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Carbon Farming

How the EU is accelerating carbon farming & industrial carbon removals

Atmospheric carbon removal and its key role in the transition towards climate neutrality To achieve…

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Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

The new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, are you ready?

To strengthen transparency around sustainability and other non-financial matters, in April 2021 the European Commission…

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Biopolymers within the new EU bio-stimulant and Fertilising products regulation

In this item, we dive into the new Bio-stimulant and Fertilising products regulation (EC) 2019/1009[1]…

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Restriction on intentionally added microplastics

What are microplastics? Microplastics are solid plastic particles composed of polymers and functional additives less…

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Transition to a circular plastic system

Back in 2016, the Dutch cabinet published a circularity program ‘Nederland Circulair in 2050’,  in…

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Bioplastics Regulatory Context

Report on bioplastic regulatory context

Bioplastics are promoted as alternatives to fossil-based plastics. However, rightly or wrongly so, most alternatives…

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The new regulations for green investments

The new regulations for green investments

The European Commission is creating the regulatory conditions for the financial markets to mobilise funding…

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Plastics LCA Method

The Plastics LCA method

As environmental impacts of plastics get more and more attention from the public and policy…

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Sustainability Claims

Making correct & grounded sustainability claims

It is becoming more and more common to make sustainability claims, or environmental claims, to…

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IPCC report

What does the new IPCC report mean for your sustainability strategy?

The big news of this summer came a few days ago with the publication of…

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The European Climate Law: Are you environmentally sustainable?

On the 21st of April 2021 the European Commission published the provisional agreement on the…

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Starting a career in sustainability in times of corona

Starting a career in sustainability in times of corona Recently we had the pleasure to…

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Carbon pricing: approaches to implementation

Carbon pricing: approaches to implementation There’s a growing consensus among both governments and businesses on…

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DEJONG Hot Water Tanks: detailed LCA

DEJONG Hot Water Tanks: enabling better choices In 2020 Ecomatters finalized a comparative assertion LCA…

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EU Chemical Strategy

The EU’s chemicals strategy for sustainability

We are surrounded by chemicals every moment of our lives. They are present in our…

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SAL: dealing with sustainability assessment in research

This year starts for me - Natalia Chebaeva - with good news: I am proud…

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Materiality assessment

The 8 steps for a successful materiality assessment

If you keep sustainability as part of your strategy, it is of vital importance to…

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Reusability and a new tool for reusable product design

Source: Single-use plastics. A Roadmap for Sustainability. UN Environment Programme, 2018

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SCIP database

The new SCIP database

Accelerating the substitution of hazardous chemicals and transition towards a safer circular economy  In a …

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Bio-plastics, Friend or Foe?

The great upswing of bio-plastics Companies are increasingly looking at bio-plastics as the solution to…

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Science-based targets in the chemical sector

Science-based targets in the chemical sector

What are the Science-based targets? Science-based targets (SBT)  have been around for approximately five years…

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EN 15804+A2

What you should know about the new revision of the EN 15804 standard: the EN 15804+A2

EN 15804+A2, the new revision of EN 15804 standard EN 15804 is a standard for…

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Ecomatters at LCM2019

Our perspective on the LCM2019

Back at the beginning of September, Ecomatters attended the ninth edition of the LCM conference,…

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EU Single-use plastic Directive

Understanding the EU Single-use plastic Directive

Background - plastic pollution In Europe, around 25.8 million tonnes of plastic waste is generated…

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Klimaatgerust. Ecomatters presents new initiative

The background The Dutch government has set out hard targets to reduce emissions across the…

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EU waste framework Directive

Waste: When does it cease to be waste?

The problem When you throw something away it becomes waste. More specifically, the EU Waste…

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Renewable Energy Directive

Renewable Energy Directive, how is that progressing?

When did it all begin? Back in 2008, the European Commission set up the Renewable…

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DECOAT - LCA data collection

DECOAT prepares for Life Cycle Assessments: Ecomatters leads an LCA data collection workshop

On July 10-11, the EU-funded Project DECOAT, in which Ecomatters is a key partner, held…

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European Energy Directive

2019 – Changes in the Dutch implementation of the European Energy Directive

As mentioned in our previous article, if your company has more the 250 employers, or…

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comparative LCA

What you need to know before starting a comparative LCA

One of the main reasons why companies perform an LCA is intending to make an…

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The future of plastics: what lies ahead?

Where are we at with plastics? As have been seen in recent years, there is…

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DECOAT project meeting

Ecomatters joins DECOAT in a new H2020 project

Ecomatters Joins the Consortium in a new H2020 Project Addressing the Recycling of Coated and…

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Should you do sustainability reporting?

With all the struggles, rough edges and ups and downs, sustainability is slowly becoming part…

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Chemical safety in a circular economy

Currently, most of the products on the market get discarded after their use. They end…

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Changes in the Dutch Environmental Management Act

Dutch Environmental Management Act - Notification of implemented recognized measures If your company uses more…

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COP24 where are we now?

Moving Forward after COP24 What happened in 2015.. Back in 2015, the landmark Paris Agreement…

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Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) - Cartoon

Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

Energy Efficiency Directive At Ecomatters, we regularly get questions regarding article 8 of the EU…

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Black Bear Carbon - Car tyres

A Second Life For Carbon Black

Carbon black is one of those industrial products that few know the name of despite…

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Max presenting at Berlin conference

Ecomatters present at the LCIC2018

The conference In late August 2018 Ecomatters participated in the First Life Cycle Innovation Conference…

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Ecomatters annual retreat at Texel

Ecomatters Annual Retreat: Texel

Back in September, Ecomatters had its annual retreat for 2018, with this year’s destination being…

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Environmental label for painters

OnderhoudNL and VVVF launch Environmental label for painters

We would like to congratulate OnderhoudNL, an entrepreneurial organization of specialist’s real estate maintenance, renovation,…

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Cracking down on plastic waste – Ecomatters joins “eCircular”

Ecomatters is proud to announce its contribution to eCircular, an EIT Climate-KIC programme promoting a…

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Ecomatters part in Food 2020 project successfully finalizes

Project background Ecomatters is happy to announce the successful end of its participation in the…

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Blockchain - News image

The application of blockchain in supply chains

The recent hype around Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has brought a lot of attention to…

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Ecomatters ECO platform EN15804

Ecomatters creates first Dutch ECO Platform EN15804 EPDs

First Eco Platform EPDs published by the Dutch programme operator Ecomatters is very proud to…

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PEF Pilot

Environmental Footprint Pilot (PEF): Status mid 2017

About three and a half years ago the European Commission started their Environmental Footprint (EF) pilot,…

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Profit and loss assessment

Profit and loss assessment as key driver for sustained business success

Where traditionally the impact of a company was solely measured in terms of the profit…

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Eco Footprint Tool

Coatings Eco-footprint tool update: Cradle-to-grave assessments for the paint industry

Since the publication of its Sustainability Charter in 2012, CEPE, the European association of the…

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Natural Capital Coalition

Ecomatters joins Natural Capital Coalition

As of December 2016, Ecomatters is an official member of the Natural Capital Coalition. The Natural…

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AkzoNobel launches 4D Profit and Loss Methodology

In September 2016 AkzoNobel has launched their newly developed 4 Dimensional Profit and Loss (4D…

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Ecomatters annual internal conference in Barcelona

Employee engagement One of the reasons to implement a sustainability strategy within a company is increasing…

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Top 5 reasons why companies should implement sustainability

Why are companies implementing sustainability more and more? Some companies just start because they feel…

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Must an SDS always include an exposure scenario?

When you receive a safety data sheet (SDS) for the chemicals you work with, you…

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Downstream users of chemicals: are you aware of your REACH compliance obligations?

That REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation (and restriction) of CHemicals is well known. With…

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Supplier's SDSs

“Help, my supplier’s SDSs are of poor quality!”

Are you are a formulator of chemical products, such as paints or detergents? Or do…

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5 things your company should consider after the COP21

5 things your company should consider after the COP21

On December 11th 2015, most governments around the world agreed to reach net zero greenhouse gas…

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The Product Environmental Footprint: moving towards success or failure?

The Product/Organisation Environmental Footprint (PEF/OEF) project of the European Commission is a hot topic these…

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Strengths finder book

Strengths-based Ecomatters team

This spring, Ecomatters has become a Strengths-based company. Through focusing on our strengths – identified…

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LCA: Allowing fair comparison?

Environmental claims are often met with criticism from competitors and consumer organisations. This is not…

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