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.
- 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
- ClientEarth’s contribution to the public consultation on ECHA’s Proposal to restrict intentionally added microplastic
- For a healthy food chain ClientEarth’s contribution to the public consultation on the evaluation of “food contact materials”
- Food Contact Materials and Public Health: Shortcomings of current EU Legislation
- The “streamlining” of authorisation: efficiency versus leniency