Chemicals management: What’s at stake

Europe's industrial competitiveness could hinge on what approach to chemicals management is adopted. [Photo: Shutterstock]

The European Commission has published its vision for what the EU’s strategy should be over the course of the coming years. It aims to eliminate toxic substances, while respecting the bloc’s climate and digital transitions. But the issue is an extremely complex one.

Decreasing or even removing the use of hazardous chemicals from products is one of the plan’s main tenets. As the Commission moves forward with fleshing out the nitty-gritty of its strategy, it will have to balance a number of factors and concerns.

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