By implementing economic incentives in EU chemicals legislation that would support companies who are moving away from hazardous chemicals, EU policy makers could stimulate the transition of the market towards sustainability more efficiently, a new ChemSec report shows.
We believe that Safe and Sustainable by Design is an opportunity for the European chemical industry to position itself as a world leader, creating business opportunities and growth.
CLP’s time trapped is the shadows is about to end. The regulation is going to be revised into a more omnipotent framework – and you can help forge it.
There are many opinions about how to implement the essential use concept, which is understandable. Depending on the final definition it could have long-lasting effects on the EU’s approach to hazardous chemicals in consumer products.
Was the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability a success? As we celebrate its one-year anniversary today, on the 14th of October, it is far too early to say. We can however conclude that the strategy and the policies it proposes are still important and needed, and that it has given the chemical issues an appropriate level of attention amongst policy makers.
This is the first time the EU has imposed a ban on several chemicals of similar structure and properties all at once, which hopefully paves the way for more group bans.
The European Commission has initiated an ambitious work to define criteria for what chemicals and materials are to be considered safe and sustainable by design. This week, ChemSec is submitting our opinion on the topic in a stakeholder survey that will help identify how this can be done.
The Chemical Strategy acknowledges the urgency to speed up the phaseout of hazardous chemicals, and one important step in that direction is to allow the most harmful chemicals only for “essential use”. Here’s a chance for you to learn more about the concept and how it may be applied.
Some chemicals come back over and over again, not unlike Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character “Terminator”. One of those chemicals is resorcinol, an endocrine disruptor which we added to the SIN List back in 2011.