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At the crossroads between chemical, product and waste policies - the EU Chemicals Strategy for sustainability

Date

04 Mar 2021 10:00 to 11:00

Address

  ONLINE
Belgium

Section

Sustainable Dev.

Event Description

The new Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, part of the EU’s zero pollution ambition, puts chemicals and their further management as a EU Commission’s top priority and key commitment to achieve its European Green Deal plan objectives. As such, the Strategy will aim to protect citizens and the environment, as well as boosting the innovation for safe and sustainable chemicals.
The widespread use of chemicals will undoubtedly increase in the near future and therefore their presence in consumer products, including home appliances. The ambition of this webinar is to unveil the EU Institutions’ view on how the Strategy will achieve its main objectives, while building a more circular economy and establishing sustainability guidelines for all products. It will also gather sectoral positions and recommendations from relevant industries to reach a synergistic effect between the Strategy and the chemical, product and waste policies.

Schedule

10:00 - 10:05AM Welcome & Introductory remarks

Paolo Falcioni, APPLiA’s Director General

10:05 - 10:30AM Panelists’ interventions

Peter van der Zandt
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Director of Risk Management
Nicolas Fuentes Colomer
CEFIC, Manager Product Stewardship
Lara Carrier
APPLiA, Environment and Chemicals Policy Manager
Chaim Waibel 
Plastics Recyclers Europe, Advocacy Advisor
 

10:30 - 10:55AM Questions & Answers

10:55 - 11:00AM Closing remarks

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