DefinitionGREEN CHEMISTRY is a philosophy of chemical research and engineering that encourages the design of products and processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances. It aims at reducing and preventing pollution at its source.







EU Green Paper “A European Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment” (07/03/2013)

The Green Paper aims to gather facts and views in order to assess the impacts of plastic waste and define a European strategy to mitigate them. The Green Paper also asks how to improve the modular and chemical design of plastic to improve recyclability, how to reduce marine litter and whether there is a need to promote biodegradable plastics.

Regulation (EC 1907/2006) REACH

It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The law entered into force on 1 June 2007. The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. At the same time, REACH aims to enhance innovation and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008

This Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures aligns existing EU legislation to the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS).