Evaluating the Chemical Footprint of Plastics

Chemical foot- print can be defined “as the number and mass of chemicals of concern (COC, highly toxic chemicals) used in manufacturing and supply chains, and contained in the final product”. Chemical foot printing can be used as a process of assessing progress towards  the use of safer chemicals and away from COCs. The Plastics Scorecard (plasticsscoreracd14_bizngo ) was developed to evaluate the chemical footprint of plastics and as guidance in selecting safer alternatives.