THE WHAT? The European Commission has published a Restrictions Roadmap, detailing all ongoing work on future restrictions under the EU chemical legislation.
THE DETAILS The Roadmap prioritises group restrictions for the most harmful substances to human health and the environment, as set out in the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, and includes a rolling list of substances, which will become the basis for the multiannual planning under REACH.
“These REACH restrictions aim to reduce exposure of people and the environment to some of the most harmful chemicals, addressing a wide range of their uses – industrial, professional, and in consumer products,” said, Commissioner for Environment, Virginijus Sinkevičius.
THE WHY? Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market, commented, “To fulfil the commitments under the Chemicals Strategy, stakeholders need transparency and visibility on the upcoming work. The Restrictions Roadmap provides such visibility, and allows companies and other stakeholders to be better prepared for potential upcoming restrictions.”