Highlights: Defining the Non-Toxic Environment

We had a great time debating the future of European Chemicals policy at our 20th October conference. Over 100 people joined us to discuss Europe’s progress towards 2020 chemicals management objectives, and how to define the EU’s Non-Toxic Environment Strategy.

Below, we give you the highlights.

What does a Non-Toxic Environment mean for you?

The European Commission will release their Non-Toxic Environment strategy in 2018. But what does the "Non-Toxic Environment" mean for our event participants? We asked a selection: 

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The Cartoons

Our resident cartoonist gave his take on the debate's big issues, making participants stop to think, and of course laugh:

Social Media Highlights

During the event, Twitter was buzzing. So much so that #NonToxConf quickly became a trending topic in Belgium. Check out our "Storify" summary below: 

Event photos

And of course, a selection of photos from the day: 

3 key takeaways

Finally, what did we conclude from the event? ECHA's Jack De Bruijn gave 3 key take aways in his closing address: 

Thanks to everyone for joining the debate!