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EU Outlines Chemicals Framework Overhaul Plan Ahead This Year

June 8, 2020, 6:01 PM

A new European Union chemicals strategy should lead to more rapid phaseout of groups of hazardous chemicals and their replacement with substances that will aid the EU’s sustainability goal, speakers at a European Parliament environment committee hearing said Monday.

The strategy should “set chemical safety standards for the entire world,” said Maria Spyraki, a Greek center-right lawmaker, who is one of the sponsors of the European Parliament’s draft position on the forthcoming chemicals strategy.

The strategy, to be published in the fall, was promised by the European Commission, the EU’s executive, as part of its European Green Deal plan.

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