Substituting bad habits: Making REACH work for health, environment and competitiveness

REACH is the most ambitious chemical regulation in the world, trying to protect citizens from harmful chemical exposure. However, to this day only 1 out of 191 uses of substances of very high concern (SVHC) has been denied authorisation.

This EU Green Week partner event, organised by the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU, the European Environmental Bureau and Fipra, reviews the authorisation and substitution of SVHCs under the term of the Juncker Commission (2015-2019). It looks at the numbers, recent case studies and takes a forward-looking view towards a European strategy on creating a non-toxic environment. What follows is a set of recommendations for the next Commission.





Fipra International

Organisation type:

Professional network or association, NGO,


Brussels, Belgium

Event type:

Awareness-raising activity,


16/05/2019 - 16/05/2019


Air quality, Circular economy, Governance, Quality of life, Nature and Biodiversity, Waste, Water,

Target audience:

Business sector,

Contact details:

Moni Wiltenburg
Phone: 31657063732