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PANEL SESSION - Hosted by NCEC/Ricardo

“Persistence” - Exploring the topic of persistence from a regulatory perspective\, including how chemicals are assessed\, current implications and how the policy landscape is evolving

https://www.chemicalukexpo.com/speakers/n cec-ricardo/

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Session Host: Caroline Raine\, Technical Di rector\, Regulatory - National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC)

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FEATURE SESSION:

Discussion on Chemical Biodegradability and Persistence

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About this session

There is grow ing societal concern about persistent chemicals. These are substances that are slow to degrade in the environment\, leading to greater exposure of p eople and organisms\, and accumulation that may be difficult to reverse. T his issue has been highlighted by flagship issues such as plastic pollutio n and contamination of drinking water by per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substan ces (PFAS)\, and is translating into significant developments both in terms of policy and the market. But what does this is sue mean for chemical businesses\, what regulatory developments can be ant icipated and how should these be responded to?

This session will provide a focused discussion on the topic of persi stence. This will include the evolving policy landscape\, market drivers\, and practical implications of this issue for companies. \,We will pay par ticular focus to Europe\, where the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability is introducing major policy changes such as a restriction all non-essentia l uses of PFAS and the introduction of a new hazard class for persistent\, mobile and toxic (PMT/vPvM) substances. We will also cover how companies are already responding to these growing concerns.

Finally\, we w ill discuss what this all means for organisations placing products on the market\, and how they can prepare.

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Chair: Caroline Raine – Ricardo

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Featured Panellists:

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