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Experts respond to U.S. ban on kangaroo leather

The U.S. congress is considering banning the import and sale of kangaroo parts. Backed by a campaign called ‘Kangaroos Are Not Shoes’, the bill aims to stop the likes of Nike, Adidas and other brands from using kangaroo leather in their products. The decision has provoked an outcry by conservation experts.


ECHA proposal could see ban on some microplastics

The European Chemicals Agency’s Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) has adopted its opinion on a landmark restriction proposal which would ban microplastics in products such as cosmetics, detergents and fertilisers and could lead to a ban of its use as soft infill on artificial turf sports pitches.