Hazardous chemicals are a direct threat to human health and the environment and can therefore never be identified as safe and sustainable. The safe and sustainable by design criteria should be ambitious and comprehensive. However, in order to introduce the criteria as soon and efficiently as possible, the most important parameters should be included first.
Numerous reports have highlighted the importance of tackling the problem of hazardous chemicals and stressed the fact that it is an urgent matter. As part of the European Green Deal, the EU Commission will present a Chemical Strategy for Sustainability. Here are five important aspects that need to be included in the strategy.
This report has been written to provide an overview of a group of chemicals that is gaining more and more attention – phthalates. Without drowning you in details, it describes why, where and how phthalates are used and offers guidance on how to substitute them for safer alternatives.