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GLRPPR Sector Resource: The Fight to Know? Substances of Very High Concern & the Citizens' Right to Know under REACH

Title:
The Fight to Know? Substances of Very High Concern & the Citizens' Right to Know under REACH

Abstract:
On 1st June 2007 the new EU legislation on chemicals concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (known as REACH) entered into force. It introduced a novel provision allowing any consumer (hereafter referred to as 'citizen') to ask any supplier if their products contain officially recognised Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) that are listed on an official Candidate List. From January to August 2010 the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Europe's largest federation of environmental NGOs, and four of its NGO members (BUND, CAAG, SSNC and WECF) launched a campaign to test how the 'right to know' under the REACH Regulation works in practice. The aim of the campaign was to assess the effectiveness of the 'right to know' and to mobilise the supplier's awareness and support of substitution of SVHC.

URL:
http://www.eeb.org/EEB/?LinkServID=8BBC1DF8-C9C7-8B93-CA5F42033F11A3AD

Source:
Eurpoean Environmental Bureau

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
October 2010

Associated Sectors:

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