The Swedish Chemicals Agency and the Swedish Intellectual Property Office are to use AI and patent information in an innovation project to identify dangerous chemicals early in the development phase of future articles and products. The pilot project is being funded by Vinnova and aims to ensure that articles and products are non-toxic from the very start.
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The Swedish Tax Agency and the Swedish Chemicals Agency have submitted the second part of the evaluation of the tax on hazardous substances in electronics to the government. The authorities propose that the tax should be based on the hazardous properties of substances so that articles containing hazardous substances are levied a higher tax rate than articles with less hazardous substances.
There are several non-chemical methods to protect coniferous plants against pine weevils. Therefore it was correct of the Swedish Chemicals Agency to reject the application to approve the chemical plant protection product Imprid Skog. So states the recently issued a ruling of the Land and Environment Court of Appeal in this regard.
The Swedish Chemicals Agency's long-term work has brought Sweden closer to a non-toxic everyday environment
Thanks to the action plan for a non-toxic everyday environment, Sweden is one of the most active countries in the EU when it comes to proposing measures against environmentally harmful substances. Within the action plan, the Swedish Chemicals Agency has also strived to regulate substances groupwise, and today proposals for regulating thousands of substances are on the table. The European Commission's "Chemical Strategy for Sustainability towards a Non-Toxic Environment" contains clear elements of Swedish ambitions. This is indicated by the final report on the assignment submitted by the Swedish Chemicals Agency to the Government.
The European Commission has presented its new chemicals strategy for sustainability, containing ambitions and objectives for EU chemicals policy over the coming years. Among other things, the strategy includes measures to control endocrine disrupting substances, hazardous substances in goods, especially those imported into the European Union, the combination effects of chemicals, and persistent organic pollutants such as PFAS.