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EC Safe and Sustainable by Design recommendation adopted

Today, the European Commission adopted a recommendation and its annex  to promote a framework to assess safety and sustainability of chemicals and materials. The proposed European framework sets a common baseline for evaluating safety and sustainability. It is considered an important step to increase the protection of human health and the environment against hazardous substances.

Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel and Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevicius, both stressed the significance and importance of the Recommendation, see EC news alert.