Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability and circular economy: towards non-toxic material cycles

10 Nov 2021
The Greener Manufacturing Show Conference
In a clean circular economy, it is essential to boost the production and uptake of recycled materials and ensure that both virgin and recycled materials and products are always safe. This will require a combination of actions upstream to ensure that products are safe and sustainable-by-design, and downstream to increase the safety of and trust in recycled materials and products. The creation of a well-functioning market for secondary raw materials and the transition to safer materials and products will also require solutions for a number of issues, in particular the lack of adequate information on the chemical content of products. The presentation will focus on the actions that the European Commission is implementing (or will implement in the future) with the aim of ensuring that information on chemicals is always available and that substances of concern in products and recycled materials are minimized.