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Towards a non-toxic environment strategy

The 7th Environment Action Programme (7th EAP), adopted in 2013 by the European Parliament and the Council, mandated the European Commission to develop by 2018 "a Union strategy for a non-toxic environment that is conducive to innovation and the development of sustainable substitutes including non-chemical solutions."

In preparation of the strategy for a non-toxic environment, a comprehensive study was commissioned:

The study provides an overview of the state of play and identifies gaps and deficits in the current EU chemicals policy and legislative framework, in relation to the following aspects:


This study, together with the reports being prepared under the REACH REFIT Evaluation , Fitness Check of all chemicals legislation except REACH  and the assessment of the Chemicals-Products-Waste Interface, will form the analytical basis for the strategy.