Chemicals in a circular economy

June 4, 2019 | 46 views

This short animation explains how chemicals make up an essential part of a circular economy, how we need to make sure hazardous chemicals are properly dealt with and how the EU is promoting safer material cycles. All materials around us, our furniture, computer screens, and the clothes we wear, are a mixture of different chemicals. A circular economy is about material cycles – how we use, re-use and dispose of materials, how we minimise waste and how we make the most of the resources generated by waste. Risks to our health or the environment should be avoided, so the use of hazardous chemicals in products should be reduced throughout their entire life cycle.

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Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Amneal Pharmaceuticals is the fifth largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in the United States and the fastest growing generic company globally, according to IMS Health. Founded in 2002 in the United States by brothers Chirag and Chintu Patel, the company has since grown to include offices in Australia, Europe and Asia. Amneal’s diversified portfolio includes high quality complex dosage forms, such as liquids, topicals, transdermals, injectables, and inhalation products. As Amneal continues to experience unprecedented growth, its focus on quality, superb service levels, and building strong relationships holds firm and stands as testament to the strength of its reputation.

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Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Amneal Pharmaceuticals is the fifth largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in the United States and the fastest growing generic company globally, according to IMS Health. Founded in 2002 in the United States by brothers Chirag and Chintu Patel, the company has since grown to include offices in Australia, Europe and Asia. Amneal’s diversified portfolio includes high quality complex dosage forms, such as liquids, topicals, transdermals, injectables, and inhalation products. As Amneal continues to experience unprecedented growth, its focus on quality, superb service levels, and building strong relationships holds firm and stands as testament to the strength of its reputation.

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