Keeping it clean: How to protect the circular economy from hazardous substances

Categories: Chemicals, Circular Economy, Product Policy, Resource Efficiency, Waste and Recycling
Types: Report
Published: 24 February 2017
Size: 1.21 MB

This report was prepared to contribute to this initiative and ensure that aims to enhance the protection of human health and the environment in line with the Council of
the European Union’s recent conclusions on the sound management of chemicals. This report shows how the three relevant blocks of EU legislation – Chemicals, Product and Waste legislation – interact. It highlights shortcomings with case studies on two different products – mattresses and televisions. Recommendations are then proposed to improve the current legal framework to ensure better circularity of materials, while protecting human health and the environment.

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