Welcome to the Eurofins Sustainability news blog.
Stay up-to-date with news and insights from Eurofins’ sustainability experts and learn more about the latest eco-friendly advancements, regulations and innovations in a variety of industries.

Strategy for Circular and Sustainable Textiles

Strategy for Circular and Sustainable Textiles

The European Union’s (EU) proposal for a Strategy for Circular and Sustainable Textiles (EUR-Lex – 52022DC0141) is an integral component of the broader Circular Economy Action Plan; pivotal to the EU’s Green Deal agenda.

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Navigating the European Green Deal

Navigating the European Green Deal

The European Green Deal is a far-reaching European initiative under which hang some key sustainability Directives and Regulations which directly affect business operations.

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United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Discover the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, designed to create a prosperous, inclusive, and environmentally responsible global community by 2030. Find out how Eurofins Sustainability services can help you and your business become more sustainable and make a difference.

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Eurofins launches cotton origin verification testing service

Eurofins launches cotton origin verification testing service

Eurofins Consumer Product Testing, a leading provider of textile testing solutions, is delighted to announce the launch of its Cotton Origin Verification Testing service using a combination of analytical techniques to accurately test for consistency with claimed origin.

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PFOA amendment in POP European Regulation

PFOA amendment in POP European Regulation

Regulatory update: European Commission amendment related to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and compounds of the Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP).

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Trashion – the impact of textile waste

Trashion – the impact of textile waste

The impact created by the manufacturing of fast fashion is significant, with millions of tonnes of waste created of which less than 1% is reused and the vast majority sent to landfill. We can help you understand your impact.

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Why durability and recyclability are key for our textile future

Why durability and recyclability are key for our textile future

Each year the equivalent of 11.3kg of textile is discarded by each person in the EU amounting to around 5.8 million tonnes of textiles. Eurofins Sustainability Services support this perspective and are developing new two services to help our customers reduce their impacts.

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Developing sustainable agricultural practices

Developing sustainable agricultural practices

Eurofins Agroscience Services (EAS) Group are contributing to the development of sustainable agricultural practices providing the industry with all the technical support needed to screen and develop, register and steward new and existing products and traits around the world.

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Sustainability Services Newsletter | Because it Matters

Sustainability Services Newsletter | Because it Matters

Welcome to the Eurofins Sustainability Services first newsletter. The objective of this newsletter with its associated articles is to highlight important topics and provide information and knowledge that will enable our customers to make informed decisions about sustainable business practices.

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How to start your sustainability journey

How to start your sustainability journey

We have developed a sustainability starter pack to help our customers begin their sustainability journey. It involves a materiality assessment. Contact us today to start your sustainability journey.

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Are chemical free products real?

Are chemical free products real?

It is impossible to make a product that does not contain chemicals. Any product that claims to be chemical free is potentially spurious and or greenwashing. Eurofins has an extensive range of tailored services to support the business community select and assess sustainable chemistry.

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Case Studies | Sustainable food

Case Studies | Sustainable food

Eurofins’ The NFL food and beverage consumer product development services are extensive, offering existing and novel strategies for sustainable food. Examples of sustainable food projects undertaken are shown in the following case studies.

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European forced labour products ban proposal

European forced labour products ban proposal

On 19 September 2022, the European Commission opened a public consultation related to the draft European regulation on prohibiting products made through forced labour (COM(2022)453 final) until 30 November 2022.

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Managing PFAS risk with Eurofins

Managing PFAS risk with Eurofins

Eurofins Launches PFAS testing, the only way to manage PFAS risk in supply chains. Including total organic fluorine content to rapidly confirm the absence of PFAS in commercial consumer and industrial products.

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California passes PFAS textile regulation

California passes PFAS textile regulation

On 1 September 2022, the State of California in the US passed Bill AB 1817 to regulate Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) chemicals in textile articles. The new legislation comes into force on 1 January 2025. Eurofins can help you ensure compliance.

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Cosmetics Californian PFAS regulation

Cosmetics Californian PFAS regulation

Signed into law on 29 September 2022, the State of California passed Bill AB 2771 to regulate per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals in cosmetic articles. AB 2771 comes into force on 1 January 2025.

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Eurofins attains EcoVadis silver medal rating

Eurofins attains EcoVadis silver medal rating

Demonstrating particular strengths in the Labor & Humans rights, and Ethics categories, Eurofins Agroscience Services (EAS) Group has been awarded this silver medal status in recognition of its EcoVadis sustainability rating.

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Durability supports sustainability

Durability supports sustainability

The world (predominantly the wealthier, developed world) has become a throwaway society where obsolescence is driven by low price, or is intentionally designed in to drive future sales.

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Breaking the addiction to single use plastics

Breaking the addiction to single use plastics

The negative impact of persistent plastic materials on the environment is now well documented. In 2020 the National Geographic magazine stated that “Microplastics have moved into virtually every crevice on Earth”.

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Special projects

At Eurofins, we ensure that we keep appraised of the latest hot topics in sustainability. To do this, we conduct research projects and case studies and share the results. Our specialist services are available to customers to help them develop new materials or conduct non-standard tests and assessments.

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