Governments call for alignment of chemicals, products and waste legislation

EU environment ministers have called on the European Commission to present an EU strategy for a “non-toxic environment” aiming at a better alignment of chemicals, products and waste legislation

EU environment ministers have called on the European Commission to present an EU strategy for a “non-toxic environment” aiming at a better alignment of chemicals, products and waste legislation, in a set of recommendations to boost the circular economy adopted at an EU Council summit on Friday.

More effort is needed to boost the transition to a sustainable society despite commitments made at the national and EU level, they said in conclusions published after the meeting. In a series of recommendations, the Council called on the EU executive to put forward “an ambitious long-term EU strategic framework for circular economy” and adopt “a new Circular Economy Action Plan with targeted actions without delay”.

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