Politics & regulations

The European chemical industry puts more money into lobbying and delaying regulations than any other sector.

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In the past 10 years, the chemical industry has thrown a whopping 293 million euros into lobbying the EU. What’s really striking is that within the EU, the chemical industry coughs up more cash for lobbying and stalling chemical laws than any other sector: 33.5 million euros annually. This shows just how much sway the chemical industry holds in influencing policies and rules in the EU.

Reference: https://corporateeurope.org/en/big-toxics-firepower

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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  • A special focus must be to fix the outdated chemicals control law, REACH, to ensure the fast track banning of the most harmful chemicals in consumer products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.

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