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.
ClientEarth has rejected the European Commission’s view that current regulation governing endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) is sufficient when blatant gaps still exist.
ClientEarth welcomes European Parliament’s environment committee vote to strengthen the EU Commission’s plans to cut plastic pollution, under the so-called Plastics Strategy.
Human health and the environment are being put at risk because of excessive delays in chemical regulatory decisions by the European Commission, new research reveals.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been favouring industry during its initial gathering of evidence on microplastics.
- 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
- ClientEarth presentation at the European Parliament calling for reform of the food contact material regulation
- EDC-Free Europe statement on the EU EDC strategy
- ClientEarth and EEB (joint) submission to ECHA’s call for evidence on microplastics
- ClientEarth comments on ECHA 5 year strategy 2019-2013
- How to find and analyse alternatives in the authorisation process
- Letter to the European Commission on Regulatory Cooperation in CETA on chemicals and pesticides
- ClientEarth’s comment on the EFSA/ECHA guidance document for the identification of EDCs in pesticides and biocides
- Chemicals in material cycles: how EU law needs adjustments for the transition to an environmentally beneficial circular economy
- ClientEarth feedback on Pesticides REFIT