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Positive lists for substitution of hazardous substances

Here you will find the Swedish Center for Chemical Substitutions compilation of positive lists, lists of alternatives to hazardous chemicals, materials or products.

Positive lists compile alternatives to unwanted chemicals, materials or products. The alternatives have been reviewed and assessed as better substitutes on the basis of specific assessment criteria that may vary between the lists. The lists are good tools for identifying better alternatives.

We have compiled the "Positive list of lists" with about 50 lists at present. The lists cover chemicals, goods and materials that are divided into either general or industry specific. There are also references to who published the list and references to details about the criteria behind the selection method.

The compilation is made in Excel so that you can easily sort by industry or function, depending on what you are interested in.

Can't find what you're looking for? Remember that there are another 30 resources in the form of databases, marketplaces and case studies in the Substitution Guide.

Tips! There are constantly new positive lists that we update our Excel file with. Therefore, visit our website regularly.

Download the Positive list of lists (Swedish)


3 examples of positive lists

INERIS: The French Institute for Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection has substitution lists for: phthalates, CMR (Substances that are Cancerogenic, Mutagenic, Reproductive Disorders) and Bisphenol A

SUBSPORT: The Substitution Support Portal has in-depth assessments for Chloroalkanes, Chromium VI and compounds, Bisphenol A, Lead, Nonylphenol and ethoxylates, Tetrachloroethylene, Formaldehyde, Brominated Flame retardants (HBCDD), Parabens

TCO Ecolabelling for electronic products: On the TCO website there is a positive list "TCO Certified Accepted Substance List" for plasticizers and flame retardants in electronics.

Tips! Contact us for help with which lists are relevant to your topic, product or function.

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Nina Melander

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