On 22 March 2023, the European Union’s European Chemical Agency (ECHA) launched a six-month evaluation to review a proposal for restricting the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The initiative signals the next step toward tighter regulatory enforcement of these contaminants of emerging concern on the continent.
Public concerns in the EU are escalating, and the Forever Pollution Project—a collaboration of journalists and media from across the continent—recently published data identifying over 17,000 contaminated sites and 21,000 locations with presumed PFAS contamination.
In this Research Note:
- EU policy makers look far beyond EU on PFAS regulations
- Drinking water drives national PFAS efforts
- PFAS contamination sites in Europe, 2023
- Market opportunities to solidify around integrated players, building on fragmented technology vendors