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.
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.
Legal experts from environmental law charity ClientEarth have joined other key organisations working in the public interest in outlining the current weaknesses of current food contact material regulation.
ClientEarth lawyers are demanding increased transparency from the European Parliament and European Council on why certain chemicals allowed in food are considered safe.
Europe’s chemicals agency has improved its policy on the publication of information it receives from businesses that use ‘substances of very high concern’ (SVHC).
- 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
- 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