Plastics are important materials. They make our lives easier and are often lighter and cost less than other materials. If they are not properly disposed of or recycled, they can persist for long periods in the environment and can also degrade into small pieces that are of concern – microplastics.
This documentary explains the issues with plastics in general, how and why they are used and what the EU is doing to tackle their possible negative effects on our health and the environment.
Watch interviews with leading experts and researchers in the field of microplastics as well as representatives from environmental NGOs and industry who explain their concerns with the use of plastic in our society.
This playlist includes videos specific to the next REACH registration deadline on 31 May 2018. These include webinars, interviews and campaign videos designed to inform and support companies preparing for the deadline.
ECHA webinars are information sessions hosted online, and consisting of presentations, video and other interactive features such as questions and answers, desktop sharing and audio conferencing. Up to one thousand participants can remotely join a webinar at once.
ECHA webinars aim to provide support for companies and duty holders in meeting their legal obligations within the framework of the European chemicals legislations, namely Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH), the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) and the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR).