Main outcomes of INC 4 on Plastics Treaty
6May Chemicals in Products
Significant tensions between countries in the plastic negotiations
27Apr Featured
First Day of Plastics Treaty Negotiations Reveals Key Contradictions Between Countries
24Apr Featured
Plastic chemicals and the right-to-know principle are the key areas to be addressed for an effective Plastics Treaty
6Apr Featured
Decoding Green Practices in Product Communication
7Mar Chemicals in Products
Submission to the EU Commission on EDCs in Food Contact Materials
5Mar EDCs
Joint NGO letter to MEPs to vote for toxic-free toys
5Mar EDCs
Sign the petition for a Toxic-free Europe now!
29Feb Chemicals in Products
Inspiring Stories for a Cleaner, Healthier World
6Feb Featured
31Jan Featured
Germany published five-point plan on EDCs
1Dec EDCs
New Podcast “Building a world without toxins – Real life stories” launched
24Nov Featured
A summary of what happened in Nairobi in the plastics negotiations
21Nov Featured
Women’s Working Group Statement at INC 3 on Plastic Pollution
17Nov Featured
Transparency and Traceability Intervention at INC3 of the Plastic Treaty
16Nov Featured
Critical decisions made at the fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management
4Oct Featured
Comments on the zero draft High-Level Declaration from A Group of NGOs
25Sep Featured
NGOs fordern Ablehnung des bayerischen Antrags zur PFAS-Regulierung
12Sep Blog
Comments on the Non-paper on Strategic Objectives and Targets for the fourth meeting of the intersessional process of the beyond 2020 instrument on chemicals and waste
4Sep Featured
Assessment of Effectiveness of Issue of Concern Implementation to Continue Work on a Particular Issue
4Sep Featured
Information paper on Global Cross-sectoral Transparency System for ICCM5
1Sep Featured
Submission to UNEP Consultation on Issues of Concern
1Sep Featured
NGOs erwarten ambitionierte Maßnahmen vom Berlin Forum für Chemikalien und Nachhaltigkeit
1Sep Featured
Save the date: Civil Society Conference in Preparation for ICCM5
27Jul Featured
NGO Input to a Possible High-Level Declaration of the Fifth International Conference on Chemicals Management
13Jul Featured
Women Leaders and the Importance of Fostering Women Leadership
23Jun Featured
Results of the second round of negotiations to address the problems of plastic pollution
4Jun Featured
How are the negotiations on plastic progressing?
1Jun Featured
Globally harmonized requirements for transparency and traceability of chemical information in plastic materials and products in the Plastic Treaty
30May Chemicals in Products
The second round of Plastic Treaty negotiations started with an NGO protest
30May Featured
Potential options for elements towards an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution
26Apr Chemicals in Products
First Map of Canadian Airports and Military Bases Contaminated by PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’
23Mar EDCs
Exit Plastik Event: Plastic in the German Circular Economy Strategy
9Mar Featured
Expand the Single-Use Plastics Ban
16Feb Featured
Transparency of chemical information in materials and products is a foundation stone for a well-functioning plastic treaty
1Feb Featured
Bilanz der Vertreter*innen der Zivilgesellschaft im Textilbündnis nach einem Jahr Ampelkoalition
31Jan Featured
Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information
13Dec Chemicals in Products
Highlights of the first plastic treaty negotiations and possible solutions
6Dec Featured
The first results of the talks on plastics
1Dec Featured
Towards SAICM IP4.2 discussion
14Nov Featured
Canada’s voice: towards an ambitious new legally binding global agreement on plastic pollution
31Oct Chemicals in Products
NGOs call on Canada to support binding transparency requirements for chemicals in plastics at the national level and globally
27Oct Featured
Global Plastics Treaty – transparency requirement for chemical constituents in plastic is a must
20Oct Featured
EU-Kommission verschiebt REACH Revison zu Gunsten der Chemieindustrie
17Oct Featured
NGO comments on plastics recyclability and registry in Canada
8Oct Featured
A new Science Policy Panel for chemicals and waste
7Oct Featured
The way toward a global solution to the identification of EDCs
27Sep EDCs
Key outcomes of SAICM IP4 meeting
7Sep Featured
HEJSupport at SAICM IP4 Meeting
30Aug Featured
Results and analysis of SAICM VWGs
Lead Paint Law Development and Implementation in the Central and Eastern European Region
Important Decisions of the 2022 Conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions
2Jul Blog
Webinar: Want to know more about SAICM Beyond 2020 and NGO positions?
20Jun Featured
Chemical transparency is an essential tool to increase the effectiveness of the Basel Convention
12Jun Chemicals in Products
Global minimum transparency standard (GMTS) for hazardous chemicals in products – A tool for the protection of human health and the environment from toxic exposure
12Jun Chemicals in Products
Mandatory Transparency Standard for Chemicals in Plastic Materials and Waste
31May Chemicals in Products
New report summarizes the results of SAICM Virtual Working Groups
11May Featured
Plastic Treaty Coalition Discussed the Priority Themes for the Future Plastic Treaty
30Apr Chemicals in Products
Global Minimum Transparency Standard (GMTS) for hazardous chemicals in products – a tool for the protection of human health and the environment
14Mar Chemicals in Products
The MGS Joint Global Statement for UNEA5.2
23Feb Featured
Ending plastic pollution – a call to action
8Feb Blog
Chemicals and waste issues at UNEA 5.2
8Feb Blog
NGO comments to the Proposal for a draft resolution to establish a Science-Policy Panel to support action on chemicals, waste and pollution
17Dec Featured
Investigating illegal pesticide trade in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Latin American
NGO demand EU Member States to vote on toxic chemicals with a conscience
6Dec Featured
The PFAS problem, the ‘Forever Chemicals’, is not on the public radar in Canada. But it should be.
20Nov Blog
Session on Global Minimum Transparency Standard at “Tomorrow without Toxics” Conference
19Nov Chemicals in Products
Women and Chemicals Session at the Tomorrow without Toxics Conference
18Nov Featured
Wie gut sind Unternehmen im Textilbündnis wenn es um Umwelt und Menschenrechte geht?
16Nov Featured
Sign on: Call for a Global Treaty on Plastic
30Oct Featured
Toys should be fun and not toxic – Revision of the EU Toy Safety Directive
29Oct Chemicals in Products
The UN Human Rights Council recognized the right to a #HealthyEnvironmentForAll!
11Oct Blog
New UN Human Rights Report on Toxic Plastics
17Sep Blog
Policy Instruments on Product Lifetime Extension
3Aug Blog
NGOs urge Canada to complete the assessment of PFAS in one year
21Jul Chemicals in Products
Environmental groups calling on Big Plastic to drop its lawsuit against Canadian government this Plastic-Free July
15Jul Featured
13Jul Featured
Women and Chemicals
5Jul Featured
Chemicals in Products Community of Practice 2021: discussion on chemicals in toys
5Jul Blog
Sustainable Fashion – everything you need to know about your clothes
1Jul Chemicals in Products
Changing the way we use chemicals: what women should know to protect themselves
19Jun Chemicals in Products
Out now: NGO recommendations for the EU Strategy for Sustainable Textiles
16Jun Featured
15Jun Blog
For a plastic and toxic-free future!
7Jun Featured
New Blue Box program put business interests ahead of protecting the environment
3Jun Blog
Creative Economy and the Challenge of Sustainability: The Case of Fashion and Life Cycle Assessment
28May Featured
Canadian Environmental Protection Act needs to be updated to better protect human health and the environment from current toxic threats
28May Blog
NGO Comments on the draft of Canada’s Great Lakes Strategy for PFOS, PFOA and LC-PFCAs Risk Management
27May Blog
Canada needs to support the global treaty on plastic pollution
19May Blog
Regulatory Actions to Plastic Pollution in Canada closer with addition of “Plastic Manufactured Items” to CEPA Toxic Substances List
12May Blog
Comments to Canada’s approach towards the work on addressing plastic pollution
28Apr Blog
Schluss mit der Belastung durch Hormongifte
21Apr Featured
Free trade of non-hazardous waste between US and Canada negatively impacts the environment, health and human rights
21Apr Blog
Global sound management of chemicals and waste: outcomes of the virtual group discussion and way forward
7Apr Blog
NGO response to the Recommendations for continuing SAICM and a preparatory process for the postponed IP4 and ICCM5
31Mar Blog
Loopholes in state control over safe handling of pesticides and agrochemicals in Russia
28Mar Blog
NGO comments to the Regulation for Hazardous and Special Products
28Mar Blog
Highly Hazardous Pesticides in EECCA countries and agroecology
20Mar Blog
Conference on Plastic Pollution in the Great Lakes
19Mar Blog
On-Line courses on SAICM in Russian
11Mar Blog
Products in our home: a hidden health threat
2Mar Chemicals in Products
NGO Submission to the UNEA Leadership Dialogue
19Feb Blog
Why does the issue of e-waste continue to be a global challenge despite international efforts to address it?
18Feb Blog
The problem of endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic
13Feb EDCs
Mercury contamination sources: how to reduce health impact
NGOs call on Canada to address plastic pollution
12Feb Blog
EU Commission Roadmap on a sustainable textiles strategy
28Jan Featured
NGO Submissions on the draft High Level Declaration
19Jan Blog
EU Commission commits in answer to NGO letter to end export of EU banned pesticides
19Jan Blog
NGO submissions to SAICM Virtual Working Groups
18Jan Blog
New on-line course on SAICM Issues of Concern
21Dec Blog
NGOs call on EU Environmental Ministers to Stop the Plastic Flood
16Dec Blog
NGOs call on Canada to eliminate all non-essential plastic products and materials
10Dec Blog
NGOs urge Ontario province in Canada to adopt a regulation that supports non-toxic circular economy
6Dec Blog
NGOs call on Prime Minister Trudeau to end plastic pollution in Canada
5Dec Blog
Discussion on key points of SAICM and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020
4Dec Featured
NGOs request Canada to complete the ratification of the Basel Convention Plastic Waste amendments
3Dec Blog
NGOs suggest elements for a High Level Declaration on international chemicals and waste policy
26Oct Featured
EU Commission releases Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability
14Oct Featured
Time to ensure the EU is on the path to a toxic-free environment
13Oct Blog
Bundesregierung darf Chemikalienpolitik nicht auf dem Abstellgleis parken
5Oct Blog
Toxic Additives in Plastics: Hidden Health Hazards Linked to Common Plastic Products
30Sep Blog
Responding to Basel Convention on Plastic Waste Amendments and Canada-US Arrangement on the trade of Plastic Waste
30Sep Blog
28Sep Chemicals in Products
NEW position paper on EU EDC policy
23Sep EDCs
The Importance of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Fashion Industry
11Sep Featured
Report OEWG-12 Basel Convention – Reduce plastic waste trade
9Sep Featured
Take Action Against J&J to Protect Women’s Health Globally
2Sep Featured
No Small Issue: The Problem with Microplastics in Fashion
27Aug Featured
New Fact Sheet: Gender mainstreaming in chemicals and waste policies
26Aug Featured
Ontario–Recycling is the Last Resort
24Aug Blog
Transitioning the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program to Full Extended Producer Responsibility
8Aug Blog
Canada and Turkey risk being dumping ground for plastic waste
22Jul Blog
EU Promotes Greater Global Responsibility on Plastic Waste — But Not for Internal Market!
7Jul Featured
Mercury Poisoning and Youth. What Can Gen Z do to stop it? By: Veronika Podobed
6Jul Featured
Women and Mercury: new approaches to minimize mercury exposure
23Jun Featured
HEJSupport priorities for the EU Chemical Strategy for Sustainability
22Jun Blog
Wir brauchen einen EDC Aktionsplan – NGOs senden Stellungnahme an Bundestag
16Jun Featured
PAN-Webinar: „Gesundheit geht vor! Für ein Verbot von Hormongiften“
16Jun Featured
Alles was Sie zu Hormongiften wissen müssen
16Jun Featured
Options to continue the negotiations on the Strategic Approach and sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020
7Jun Blog
Webinar Invitation Women and Mercury: new ideas how to reduce the risk for women
27May Featured
NGOs urge Canada to support other countries to stop toxic recycling
25May Blog
Cancelled or suspended orders: how COVID-19 exposes global inequality in the fashion industry
17May Featured
How international bodies address women and chemicals
14May Featured
NGO submission to UNEA5 presidency
13May Blog
Join our new Women and Chemicals Webinar Series
30Apr Featured
Looking for sustainable fashion? Here are some tips to facilitate the search
30Apr Featured
Canada responded to NGO request to stop the recycling of products with globally banned toxic flame retardants
30Apr Blog
NGOs demand enabling lasting solutions to the plastic crisis for a more resilient economy
28Apr Featured
Harmful lifecycle of textile industry
27Apr Featured
Happy Earth Day
22Apr Featured
New film: 5 Tips to sustainably transform your wardrobe
15Apr Featured
Even chemicals subject to extensive regulations can become dangerous if obtained through illegal distribution
14Apr Blog
Reducing your environmental impact can be both fashionable and affordable
14Apr Featured
Consumer pressure must continue to ensure real industry change
6Apr Featured
NGO response to the Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution
1Apr Chemicals in Products
The developing fetus can be affected by the chemicals to which the mother is exposed
26Mar EDCs
Lack of innovation in domestic recycling programs makes Canada request more time to enact ban on shipping plastic waste
20Mar Featured
Urgent need to reduce plastic pollution triggered Ottawa’s decision to declare plastic as toxic substance
15Mar Featured
To Clean Up Canada’s Recycling Act, End a Zombie Chemical Policy
5Mar Chemicals in Products
Don’t miss the deadline – Have your say on the EU legislation
2Mar EDCs
New Report: Sustainable Fashion? How companies provide sustainability information to consumers
28Feb Featured
Draft Science Assessment for Plastic Pollution
26Feb Blog
Webinar Summary “Sustainable Fashion? How companies provide sustainability information to consumers”
23Feb Featured
Webinar Summary “Public engagement in the development of the global chemicals and waste platform beyond 2020”
17Feb Featured
Wege aus der Plastikkrise: Forderungskatalog an die Bundesregierung
5Feb Featured
Pressemitteilung: Deutsche NGOs fordern Wege aus der Plastikkrise
5Feb Featured
HEJSupport contributed to the EU survey on EDCs
4Feb EDCs
Media Release: NGOs urge the Canadian government to stop the recycling of products with globally banned toxic flame retardants
29Jan Chemicals in Products
Webinar “Public engagement in the development of the global chemicals and waste platform beyond 2020”
28Jan Featured
Stakeholder workshop on strengthening governance for the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020
18Jan Blog
NGO Comments on EU Draft PFOA Law
9Dec Blog
Webinar “Plastic- and Toxic-free Menstruation Products”
6Dec Chemicals in Products
What we need from a chemicals in products database
11Nov Chemicals in Products
Publication: Guidance to the Chemicals in Products (CiP) Programme for NGOs
10Nov Chemicals in Products
Chemical safety laws are failing in the EU, NGOs warn
8Nov Blog
All you need to know about SAICM IP3 meeting
16Oct Featured
Ban Lead in Paints
10Oct Chemicals in Products
Event: How to progress SAICM Issues of Concern beyond 2020
2Oct Featured
Side event at SAICM IP3
30Sep Featured
New report out: The illegal trade in chemicals and pesticides
26Sep Blog
SAICM needs a new mechanism for action
18Sep Blog
REACH Committee should decide in favor of health and environment
16Sep Blog
Launch www.ptfperiod.info
9Sep Featured
Webinar “SAICM für Einsteiger”
6Sep Featured
HEJSupport submission to EU Roadmap on EDC Fitness Check
10Jul EDCs
NGO comments to Ontario Regulations for Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and Batteries under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA)
27Jun Blog
NGO Submission to SAICM Secretariat
27Jun Featured
EU Commission delays publication of chemicals fitness check outcome
24Jun Blog
The Sustainability of Fashion: what role can consumers play?
19Jun Chemicals in Products
11Jun Blog
Jetzt Amalgam-Verbot beschließen
7Jun Blog
Brief an Ministerin Schulze fordert Einsatz auf EU Ebene beim Schutz vor Hormongiften
22May Featured
FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS: Why you do not need to be silent
18May Featured
Will women waste pickers benefit from a new UN deal on plastic waste trade?
15May Featured
Open Online Course on Gender and Environment
10May Featured
It is time to end toxic recycling: Canada global position to abandon recycling exemption needed for a safe circular economy
30Apr Blog
Withdrawing the Stockholm Convention recycling exemptions for TetraBDE, PentaBDE, HexaBDE and HeptaBDE
23Apr Blog
23Apr Blog
Letter from HEJSupport and CELA to Canadian government/Focal points of the Stockholm Convention: Withdrawing the Stockholm Convention recycling exemptions for TetraBDE, PentaBDE, HexaBDE and HeptaBDE
16Apr Blog
Toxic Chemicals Found in Canadian Toys & Consumer Products Made of Recycled Plastics
16Apr Blog
4Apr Featured
How we’re engaging with you: NGOs discuss different engagement approaches with government of Canada
26Mar Blog
What conventional stores tell you about feminine hygiene products?
22Mar Featured
IPEN film honors women in the network, including HEJSupport directors
13Mar Featured
Deutsche NGOs fordern einen EDC-Aktionsplan
11Mar Featured
HEJSupport stands for all women and girls globally to achieve gender equality, environmental and health justice
8Mar Featured
NGO comments on the Proposed Producer Responsibility Framework for Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment and Batteries for Ontario, Canada
25Feb Blog
Europe needs a Non-Toxic-Environment Strategy to protect us from Endocrine Disruptors
12Feb EDCs
The dumping of Canadian wastes in the Philippines is immoral and illegal
12Feb Blog
27 NGOs urge EU member states to vote for health and environment protection
11Feb Chemicals in Products
HEJSupport Co-Director, Olga Speranskaya, was interviewed by the Canadian TV Power Play to discuss the issue of Canadian waste rotting in the Philippines
7Feb Blog
HEJSupport at North American consultation on “Innovations for Addressing the Single-Use Plastics Challenge”
7Feb Blog
Welche Rolle spielt die Textilindustrie bei der Verschmutzung von Flüssen?
7Jan Chemicals in Products
Canada’s Strategy on Zero Waste Plastic
1Dec Blog
New EU Communication on endocrine disruptors lacks concrete measures to reduce harmful exposures
7Nov EDCs
HEJSupport joins Citizens for Science in EU Pesticide Regulation
5Nov Blog
Fragrance chemicals harm human health – consumer should know about them
26Sep Chemicals in Products