On 14 October, the European Commission adopted the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. This strategy is part of the European Union’s zero pollution ambition by 2050, as announced in the European Green Deal.
With this plan, the European Commission fully recognises the role of chemicals to achieve green transition and its benefits for human well-being, but also strengthens regulations on the most hazardous and harmful chemicals. The EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability establishes concrete actions for a safer and greener future.
The main objective of the new Chemicals Strategy is to increase the protection of the environment and human health, with special attention to vulnerable population groups. Furthermore, it will prohibit the use of the most harmful substances in consumers products. The strategy will also enable the green transition of the chemical sector and promote high standards and not exporting chemicals banned in the EU.
Read the European Commission Press Release on the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability HERE.