Volumes of chemicals subject to authorisation drop by 45 % in a decade


Our new report takes a deeper look at the substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for which companies applied for authorisation during 2010-2021.

Our analysis estimates that in 2021 the combined volume of these substances placed on the EU market is 45 % less than it was in 2010. For example, the production and import of five phthalates (BBP, DBP, DIBP, DEHP and diisopentyl phthalates) and trichloroethylene are estimated to have decreased by more than 90 % in roughly a decade.

These findings support earlier conclusions made in the 2021 report: REACH authorisation cuts SVHC uses.

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ECHA, 22.10.22
; https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/2082415/change_of_tonnage_of_axiv_substances_2010_21_en.pdf/fe2ac921-8d75-34f8-d3ea-53fff665ea69