A key goal of the European Commission’s Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability is to implement measures to better protect people and the environment from harmful chemicals. The print industry will need to be well represented in this new drive for sustainability within the chemical
industry, writes Elaine Campling from ESMA HSEP Committee.
The European Commission adopted the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability in October 2020, as part of the European Union (EU) ‘zero pollution ambition’, which is a key commitment of the European Green Deal. The overarching aim of the European Green Deal is to achieve a climate neutral Europe in 2050. Some interesting facts about chemicals, the chemical industry and chemical legislation are set out in a Communication from the Commission [to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions], on the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.