Anna Jacobs Centrumledare för substitutionscentrum Tel +46 10 228 45 30 Email email@example.com Location Stockholm Unit Miljö och hållbar kemi, RISE AB (103401) ORCID 0000-0002-9892-5954 Centre leader at Swedish Centre for Substitution. Related Project Support centre for increased substitution of hazardous chemicals The Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution contributes to a non-toxic environment by guiding companies and public actors in the effort to identify unwanted chemical substances and to find better alternatives to replace them. Story How hazardous chemicals will be phased out Every day, we are exposed to functional chemicals from the furniture in our homes and other products we use regularly. These chemicals fulfil an important function in the material, but may be harmful to humans and the environment.… What does the law say about chemicals in products and processes? What legislation applies to my products? Which laws regulate chemical content in goods? Where can I find more information? The questions may seem endless, but the Swedish Center of Substitution can help you to navigate them. Substitution important in circular transition When transitioning to a circular economy, non-toxic material flows are a prerequisite. Hazardous chemicals must not be present in products or processes, they must be substituted. In this way, we get sustainable materials that are … Why you should phase out hazardous chemicals There are many reasons hazardous chemicals should be phased out from products and processes. The main reason, of course, is to protect our health and the environment, but there are also numerous explicit reasons. Peak Performance free of PFAS by 2022 As a manufacturer of activewear, Peak Performance is highly familiar with fluorocarbons – both their unrivalled water repellency and the adverse impact they have on health and the environment. In 2016, Peak Performance made the de… New system catalyzed Husqvarnas chemical handling A new chemical management system, education of employees, and a large amount of patience are the key factors behind Husqvarnas successful systematic chemical work. In addition, everyone in the company have gained insight in the co… “Just dare to get started!” You don´t need to be an expert to get started, but you need to get started to become an expert, is Kristoffer Karlström´s advice to small companies who haven´t begun their systematic chemical work. Our definition of chemical substitution Substitution, replacing or phasing out, is known by many names. It simply means eliminating hazardous substances or replacing them with less hazardous alternatives. The environmental objective “A non-toxic environment” Hazardous substances in goods and buildings may leak out, causing damage to plants, animals and humans. In order to protect biological diversity and human health, the use of hazardous substances must be reduced, and exposure there… News about chemical substitution Here you will find news from the Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution and our external monitoring in the area of substitution of hazardous chemicals. Our news will be published in Swedish only. Why chemical substitution is important The spread of hazardous substances needs to be reduced to protect human health and our environment. Demands for environmentally better alternatives are increasing, and we move towards a circular economy where materials can be reus… Events and workshops in substitution Here you will find all events, workshops and trainings that the Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution organizes or participates in. Welcome! Vision and goals for the Centre for Substitution The Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution contributes to a non-toxic environment by supporting companies in the process of identifying hazardous substances and finding better alternatives. Anual Business Report for the Substitution Center In 2019, the Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution entered the establishment phase and has started the journey towards becoming a catalyst for chemical substitution in Sweden. Organisation of the Center RISE is the host for the Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution, whereas the task to shape, govern and further develop the Centre is given to a Board of Directors. Guiding substitution The Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution supports organizations in identifying hazardous substances and finding better alternatives, in order to reach the environmental quality objective “A non-toxic environment” set by the Sw… Conference: Forum for non-toxic environment 2020 Want to know how to replace hazardous chemicals in your business? Want practical tips and examples from reality? Come to the Forum for Non-toxic Environment on November 12, where you will meet the Substitution Center and Professor… Expertise Substitution The RISE activities within research, networking and analysis aim to enable substitution of hazardous chemicals in products and processes into less hazardous alternatives. This ensures a non-toxic everyday life for people and a non… Course Basic course in Alternatives Assessment: Better alternatives to hazardous chemicals This digital course in Alternatives Assessment will be held in Swedish, see Swedish page for more information. Course Basic course in substitution: Get started with systematic chemical work This digital course will be held in Swedish. See Swedish page for more information.