EU Green Week events at the Permanent Representation

As part of the EU Greenweek two events will be organized at the Netherlands’ Permanent Representation on May 15 and May 16.

Free your wardrobe event

15 May (15.00-19.00h)

Responsibility and innovation in the supply chain, and the use of recycled materials are central to the transition to a circular economy. On May 15, the Netherlands’ Embassy in Belgium and the Permanent Representation to the EU are organizing a clothing exchange that puts sustainable fashion and consumption front and center. Through pitches from active members of the sustainable fashion industry we look at the question how EU-policies can best contribute to this transition.

As reuse starts with you, this will be a participatory event: everyone is invited to donate clothes & accessories and swap them for ‘new’ items. Leftovers are given to a local charity.

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

16 May (09.00-13.00h)

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 event, organised by the European Environmental Bureau, Fipra and the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, reflects on 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.

Register here (please note that space is limited for this event)

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