EU commits to overhaul of chemicals legislation

October 16, 2020

Read the full article by Vanessa Zainzinger (ChemWorld)

"The European commission adopted the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability on 14 October. This ambitious programme has been touted as the biggest reform of chemical regulations since Reach (registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals).

The strategy forms part of the EU’s flagship Green Deal environment programme, which in 2019 cemented the ambition to make the bloc’s economy sustainable, circular and climate-neutral by 2050.

At its core, the new strategy strives for a ‘toxic-free environment’. It sets out actions to promote use of safer chemicals by industry, while taking a tougher stance on compounds that could pose a risk to human health or the environment."