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Training: Phase out hazardous chemicals from your products

This training provides an introduction to what substitution is and we go through all the steps in the substitution staircase. You get guidance and advice on useful tools, choice of methodology and tips for how your company can start working with phasing out harmful chemicals in your products. The training is primarily aimed at those who work at companies that manufacture, distribute or sell products.

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Introduction to the substitution staircase

Nina Melander, advisor to the Swedish Center for Chemical Substitution, talks about the content of the training and about the Swedish Chemicals Agency's substitution staircase on which the course is based.

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    1. Gather information on chemical content in your products

    Here you will learn how to find out which chemicals your products contain, using our forms and templates (templates available in English)

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    2. Identify hazardous substances in your products

    Here you will learn how to use the tools PRIO and the SIN list to find out which hazardous substances are in your products.

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    3. Identify alternatives

    Here you get help with preparatory work and choosing the right strategy as well as tips on good marketplaces, databases and case studies that you can benefit from in your substitution work.

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    4. Assess and select alternatives

    Here we go through how you can use the right methodology to evaluate and choose better alternatives for your substitution.

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    5. Develop new alternatives

    Here we give you tips on financing, tell you about opportunities with test beds and also discuss future prospects.

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    Do you need more guidance?

    The Swedish Center for Chemical Substitution offers guidance on phasing out harmful chemicals in products and processes. Our guidance is primarily for Swedish companies, organizations and the public sector.

    Contact us: substitutionscentrum@ri.se

    Nina Melander

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    Nina Melander

    Rådgivare Substitutionscentrum

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