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August 14, 2023

Scrutiny over plastic use intensifies

Analysing microplastics in a laboratory
Analysing microplastics in a laboratory: the EU wants to reduce microplastic pollution by 30% by 2030 (Photo: Microgen/Envato)

From pollution concerns to supply chain due diligence and litigation risks, liabilities linked to the use of plastics and its chemical components should alert companies and investors.

While the environmental pollution caused by plastic waste is well-documented and visualised in floating debris and litter images, healthcare issues linked to the unrestricted use of plastics in everyday life are only slowly emerging in studies examining the presence of microplastics in all ecosystems, including our own bodies.

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