With its Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS), the European Commission aims to phase out the most harmful chemicals for non-essential societal use, in particular in consumer products.

The CSS describes essential societal use of chemicals as “a use necessary for health, safety or is critical for the functioning of society and if there are no alternatives that are acceptable from the standpoint of environment and health.” Criteria will be designed in that regard in 2022. Will microbial control solutions meet these criteria?

Read our response in our opinion piece with EurActiv.