The strategy is part of the European Commissions Circular Economy Action plan under the Green Deal. This strategy aims to reduce the risks associated with producing and using chemicals. It intends to simplify and strengthen EU rules on chemicals, and review how EU agencies and scientific bodies can work together towards a process where substances are only reviewed by one agency.
This will help to:
- better protect people and the environment from hazardous chemicals
- encourage the development of safe and sustainable alternatives
- make it even easier to trade safe chemicals within the EU.
The Strategy is expected after summer.
For essenscia, the new Chemicals Strategy for sustainability should be:
- Strengthening the internal market to protect human health and environment
- Aligning (sectoral) legislation to increase efficiency and consolidate the foundation
- Science-based and balanced to address emerging concerns
- A risk based legislation fit for circular economy
- Enabling the development of sustainable and competitive European solutions
- Using new technologies to improve communication on safe use
- Putting usefulness of chemicals and production data of (hazardous) chemicals into perspective
See the essenscia input submitted to the roadmap.
More information: Tine Cattoor, head product policy, firstname.lastname@example.org