A public consultation launched by the European Commission last August to invite views on its plans to rethink the EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation is coming to a close on 15th November 2021. This is the first step towards a targeted revision of the CLP rules, which set out how the EU classifies chemicals which are hazardous and how to communicate those hazards to consumers. 

European legislation on the classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals stems from 2008. The targeted revision of the regulation is a commitment made in the 2020 European Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability and presents real opportunities for improving consumers’ safety from hazardous chemicals, including endocrine disrupting chemicals, present in products we use on a daily basis, as well as improving the overall level of transparency and information on the potential presence of such substances in consumer products.  

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