Circular Economy, Substainability and Chemistry: a challenge!


Chemsafe, Colleretto Giacosa (TO), Italy

A Definition of Sustainable Chemistry is given in the OECD web site:


“Sustainable chemistry is a scientific concept that seeks to improve the efficiency with which natural resources are used to meet human needs for chemical products and services. Sustainable chemistry encompasses the design, manufacture and use of efficient, effective, safe and more environmentally benign chemical products and processes.


Sustainable chemistry is also a process that stimulates innovation across all sectors to design and discover new chemicals, production processes, and product stewardship practices that will provide increased performance and increased value while meeting the goals of protecting and enhancing human health and the environment”


The recent (last 15 years) EU Chemical Legislation, as a whole, gave a boost to better understand the EU impact of chemical substances and chemical mixtures on human health and environment but………….lots of work is still needed. We all still need to develop knowledge regarding the hazards, the exposures during uses and the risks posed by chemicals.


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