This ChemSec publication highlights the piece that has been missing in the circular economy debate – hazardous chemicals. Designing and manufacturing products to be recycled is great, but without proper attention to chemicals, circular economy will never work.
This ChemSec report analyses the socio-economic analysis that forms part of the REACH Authorisation process and argues that the current practices in preparing them do not yield satisfying results. In some cases, the procedure even threatens the aim of REACH.
The following companies and organisations represent a sample of stakeholders committed to circular economy. We urge the Commission to take their statements into consideration and to respect their needs.
This publication aims to explain the current challenges in the REACH Authorisation Process and recommend solutions that could be implemented without changing the existing regulatory framework.
The concept of hazard and risk is central to chemicals legislation; it provides the entire foundation for how to approach the regulation of chemicals.