Food Industry Trends Towards Sustainability and the Circular Economy and the Mixed Effect of Laws

Despite the increasing number of U.S. laws and regulations seeking to ban single-use plastics and other unsustainable materials to force the food and beverage industries to adapt less harmful alternatives, the U.S. food safety and consumer protection legal and regulatory framework may resist innovations necessary to move the industry closer to a circular economy.


SciTech and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

The ABA Board of Governors recently approved the recommendation of the Science and Technology Law Section (SciTech) to become a supporting organization of the Task Force on Climate-related Disclosures (TCFD). This article summarizes the objectives for ABA SciTech’s relationship with TCFD, results to-date, and plans for TCFD, as well as potential benefits to the ABA membership and possible future joint ABA-TCFD activities.

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