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Finnish Agency Warns of Emerging Chemical Threats

Feb. 20, 2018, 6:50 PM

The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) has warned of new risks related to the emerging circular economy, which entails keeping materials in the value chain as long as possible and extracting the maximum benefit from each one.

These risks have been identified in processing previously recycled materials and mixed waste, especially if the specific composition of waste isn’t known, according to information provided to Bloomberg Environment by Tukes Feb. 20.

Unidentified “foreign matter” could potentially ignite during waste transport, storage, and disposal, Tukes said.

In a Feb. 13 statement, the agency said that a...

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