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What does ‘going green’ mean for aerosols?

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The EU’s green chemicals agenda will disrupt the status quo for the aerosols industry and its impact will reach far beyond the EU’s borders, writes Viviana Spaghetti, chief operating officer and head of European Affairs at Whitehouse Communications.

On 1 December 2021, the current European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, celebrated her second anniversary since taking office in 2019. At the time of her appointment, von der Leyen pledged to make protecting the environment her core task as the head of the EU’s politically independent executive branch. Behind her appointment stood the implementation of the European Green Deal, a comprehensive plan to reach carbon neutrality in the 27 EU Member States by 2050.

To reach such an ambitious objective, the Commission needs to review a substantial amount of EU legislation to ensure European policies are aligned with the bloc’s new strategy. From taxation to waste management, trade or chemicals, the institution has since been seeking to ensure its policies contribute to an increase in sustainability in its most holistic meaning, therefore, not only ensuring a...

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