On February 17, 2021, the European Commission (EC) announced a call for applications to join an expert group on the implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. Led by the Directorate General for the Environment (DB Environment) together with other EC organizations, the aims of the new group will be “to monitor progress of the Strategy’s implementation and to support the transition to safe and sustainable chemicals and to a toxic-free environment.” Discussions by this new group will be held in addition to the formal public consultations launched within the strategy’s implementation.
The group will consist of up to 32 members, with quotas set for membership from 10 civil society organizations, 8 scientific organizations from academia and research groups, 10 industries, and 3 intergovernmental organizations. The strategy has specifically set out plans to act on improving the safety of chemicals present in food contact materials (FCMs; FPF reported). Applications for membership in the group are being accepted until March 18, 2021.
European Commission (February 17, 2021). “High Level Roundtable on the implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (E03757).”
Food Packaging Forum, 23 February 2021