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 POPFREE stage three - promotion of PFAS-free alternatives POPFREE is a two-year innovation project, a continuation of POPFREE stage two, which aims to develop and promote alternative products free from PFAS. This transdisciplinary collaboration will contribute to marketable PFAS-free pro… 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.… Consultants who can assist you with the SCIP Database The Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution has contacted Swedish consulting firms working with chemicals and substitution and asked whether they can assist companies with matters concerning the SCIP Database. Here is our list of… Clas Ohlson: Challenging to phase out flame retardants in electronics Clas Ohlson has a long tradition of thinking about sustainability and is aiming to be completely carbon neutral by 2045. Johanna Håkansson is a Product Compliance and Sustainability Specialist at the company, with a particular foc… The SCIP Database – reporting chemicals of very high concern As of 2021, many Swedish and European companies must report the chemical content of their products to the SCIP Database. Here, we answer the most frequently asked questions about reporting to the SCIP Database, direct you to furth… Contents of the New EU Chemicals Strategy The European Commission has adopted a new Chemicals Strategy for sustainability and a toxin-free environment. The contents of the strategy are briefly described below. According to the Substitution Centre, it is an ambitious plan … What the Center of Chemical Substituion can help your organization with In a few short films, Center Manager Anna Jacobs describes what the Substitution Center can help your organization with. The films are only available in Swedish. Please switch to our Swedish page to see the films. Webinar: Alternatives Assessment Here you will find the presentations from the Substitution Center's seminar "How do I evaluate alternatives", which was held at the digital conference Forum for Non-Toxic Environment 12 November 2020. Cervera: Swift Transition to PFAS-free Requires Industry Cooperation Phasing out PFAS from frying pans is more challenging that replacing PFAS chemicals in clothing, and the two industries have progressed at different paces in their substitution work. Huyen Vu, Sustainability Manager at Cervera, ha… Klättermusen: New test methods needed for PFAS free textiles Klättermusen was founded in 1975 by Peter Askulv, a chemist and biologist – and avid outdoor enthusiast. From the start, the company’s ambition was to avoid the use of hazardous chemicals in its products, and the goal was to creat… 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 This information is only available in Swedish. Feel free to contact us, if you want to know more about the Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution. 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… 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.