In today’s economy, products and materials such as textiles, gold, and electronics are produced in one country and used in many others. In producing countries industries use harmful chemicals in manufacturing and in the extraction of raw materials, while long and usually complicated global supply chains sometimes leave end-user countries with no good options for recycling or disposing of the products. This end-of-pipe management is not sustainable, and solutions that move up supply chains and prevent the need for chemicals and generation of wastes from the outset are starting to be developed. The focus of this round table is to discuss how different stakeholders can come together to support the upstream management of chemicals by addressing supply chains rather than taking an end-of-life approach to sound chemicals management.
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