Section for Sustainable Products

The section is responsible for international cooperation, including with the EU/EEA, and national policy development in the area of more sustainable products and value chains in a more circular economy. This includes inter alia the chemicals policy, the development of a new framework for sustainable products (ecodesign) as part of the EU/EEA and environmental issues related to key value chains such as plastics and batteries. It has a special responsibility for the Product Control Act with associated regulations and the proposed new law for sustainable products and value chains. It is responsible for several chemicals conventions and the work related to the development of a new global, legally binding agreement to end plastic pollution.