Dangerous chemicals can be found everywhere, from household dust to the Arctic, putting human health, wildlife and ecosystems at risk. They are used in everything – from pesticides to plastics. And there are more and more of them: the production volume has increased more than 50 fold from 1950 to 2000. Our team is dedicated to using the power of the law to ensure that the potential of chemistry is exploited in a responsible, safe and transparent way.
A European Commission decision to allow a Canadian company to sell pigments for paints containing highly dangerous chemicals has today been deemed illegal.
2018 truly was the year the world started waking up to the dangers posed by plastic waste – here is ClientEarth’s guide to the year that turned the tide for action on plastic.
ClientEarth and its partner organisations are continuing the fight against the use of two chemicals of high concern in paints.
Under pressure from a number of member states, the European Commission has revived a push to water down rules that protect against endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in pesticides.
- The “streamlining” of authorisation: efficiency versus leniency
- Open Letter: NGOs’ reaction to the ‘Joint industry position paper regarding the waste framework directive database’
- ClientEarth call for action on unreasonable delays and lack of transparency in the adoption of authorisations and restrictions under REACH
- EU Commission’s new illegal attempt to weaken the control of endocrine disruptors used in Pesticides – call for action
- EU laws on chemicals in food contact materials: a system in dire need of reform
- Plastic taxes vital to cut pollution
- Reform of the General Food Law – Analysis of the new provisions on transparency
- ClientEarth’s comments on ECHA’s position paper related to Downstream User notifications
- Risk unwrapped: Plastic pollution as a material business risk
- ClientEarth’s contribution to the Public consultation on the Roadmap ‘Towards a more comprehensive EU framework on endocrine disruptors’
- ClientEarth shows that the Commission takes an unreasonable time to adopt chemical decisions
- European Chemicals Agency favouring microplastics industry opinion over scientific evidence of environmental damage