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Tricky Relationships: Chemicals, Waste and Product Legislation

Henning Friege, Beate Kummer, Klaus-Günter Steinhäuser, Joachim Wuttke and Barbara Zeschmar-Lahl

elni Review 2019, pp. 39-40. https://doi.org/10.46850/elni.2019.006

The authors of this contribution comment on the ‘tricky relationships’ of chemicals, waste and product legislation. Considering the interfaces and intersections of these frameworks they formulate eminent policy recommendations aimed to ensure that ‘Circular Economies’ are capable of avoiding the ‘recycling’ of problematic chemical substances present in (waste) raw materials.

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