Climate impact

The chemical industry releases six times as much carbon dioxide as flying.

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The chemical industry doesn’t get much attention, but it’s a pretty big player in the carbon dioxide game, emitting six times more than flying. Surprisingly, it’s the third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Now, we’re not saying you should book that extra flight, but it’s worth realizing that there are some heavy-duty climate culprits out there that often fly under the radar when it comes to public criticism.

References: https://ourworldindata.org/co2-emissions-from-aviation

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/chemicals/our-insights/decarbonizing-the-chemical-industry#

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Let’s not put the chemical crisis off to the next generation.

We call on policy makers in the EU to take action against toxic chemicals in our nature, air, water and bodies. We ask them to:

  • Fully implement the European Union’s promises on its Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability to ensure a toxic-free Europe by 2030
  • A special focus must be to fix the outdated chemicals control law, REACH, to ensure the fast track banning of the most harmful chemicals in consumer products
  • Fully implement the European Union’s action plan to phase out PFAS, including support and facilitate the universal ban of PFAS as well as banning PFAS in sectoral legislations such as toys, cosmetics, packaging and food contact materials.
  • Aid communities affected by forever chemical pollution and ensure thorough monitoring, remediation, ground sanitation, health and other plans in response to their needs. Make polluting PFAS manufacturers and related companies accountable for these.

This petition is done together with several European environmental organisations.