In an article published on December 12, 2018, by regulatory news provider Chemical Watch, the European Commission (EC) is reported to have delayed finalization of its non-toxic environment strategy until the new EC takes office late in 2019. The strategy was supposed to be set by the end of 2018, and the delay is due to other pending Commission activities related to chemicals regulation, correspondent Clelia Oziel explained. In 2017, the EC released a comprehensive study including seven sub-studies (FPF reported) that should provide a foundation for the non-toxic strategy. The strategy is a key part of the EU’s 7th Environmental Action Programme, which mandates it to develop “a Union strategy for a non-toxic environment that is conducive to innovation and the development of sustainable substitutes including non-chemical solutions.”

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Clelia Oziel (December 12, 2018). “EU delays non-toxic strategy until new Commission takes helm.” Chemical Watch

EC (June 2016). “Environment Action Programme to 2020.”