Recommendation for safe and sustainable chemicals adopted

The Commission adopted a recommendation and its annex to promote research and innovation for safer and more sustainable chemicals and materials.

The proposed European framework is an important step to increase the protection of human health and the environment against hazardous substances and improve the circularity of chemicals and materials.

The “safe and sustainable by design” framework encourages innovation to replace hazardous substances in products and processes, for example in food-contact materials, like plastic wrap or food containers, textiles or information and communications technologies products, such as laptops or tablets. It aims to develop new chemicals and materials, optimise or redesign production processes and the use of substances currently on the market to improve their safety and sustainability.

Further information are available here.