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.
In a groundbreaking judgement, the European Court of Justice revoked the authorisation of lead chromate in paint and deemed it illegal.
We have warned EU rules on harmful chemicals in the food chain are too weak and leave the public open to unacceptable risks.
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.
- Public consultation on the revision of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive – Rethink Plastic Alliance response
- 6 legal actions to detox production, consumption and lives in the EU – summary
- 6 legal actions to detox production, consumption and lives in the EU
- Paving the way for a more sustainable food system
- Chemicals in the EU – EU Environmental Policies & Law
- Clarifications from the Court of Justice of the EU on the identification of “substances of very high concern” under REACH
- ClientEarth contribution to the public consultation on the fitness check of the EU legislation with regard to endocrine disruptors
- NGO letter to REACH committee on the restriction proposal for lead stabilisers in PVC
- NGO letter to the Commission on a chemicals strategy in the Green Deal
- NGOs Position for an Impactful Restriction of Microplastics
- ClientEarth’s comments on ECHA’s proposal to restrict lead compounds in PVC
- Additional comments to RAC on the biodegradability exemption proposed in the restriction on intentionally added microplastic