Nina Melander Rådgivare Substitutionscentrum Tel +46 10 516 52 16 Email email@example.com Location Mölndal Unit Miljö och hållbar kemi, RISE AB (103401) 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. Educational videos and webinar on chemical substitution Want to learn more about phasing out hazardous chemicals, but do not know how to get started? Watch the Substitution Center's training videos! Here we go through how to get started and what to consider when substituting chemicals … Good examples of phasing out unwanted chemicals Do you find it difficult to know how to start phasing out hazardous chemicals from your products? Want to know how other companies have done? Here you will find interviews with companies that have already started their substitutio… Alternatives Assessment explained How can better alternatives be selected to phase out a hazardous chemicals? Employing the Alternatives Assessment method means using clear principles for health, environment, functionality and economy – throughout the life-cycle o… Risk assessment needed for Priority risk-reduction substances The priority risk-reduction substances are substances that possess unwanted properties, but not necessarily must be substituted. Instead a risk assessment is required prior to deciding if substitution should be done or not. Phase-out substances that should be substituted The Swedish Chemicals Agency has defined a number of substances as Phase-out substances, substances that all cause severe and permanent damage to environment and human health. Here you can learn what some common abbreviations stan… Digital tools and resources for chemical substitution Here we list useful databases, guides, case studies and other resources that you can benefit from in your systematic chemical work. Most resources are free to use. Step 4. Assess and select alternatives What is regrettable substitution and how do you set criteria for alternatives? The alternative you choose should have equivalent or better function than the substance you want to substitute, have lower risk but also be accessible,… Chemicals to be substituted “Chemicals with unwanted properties” – what does that really mean? As a matter of fact, there is a clear definition of the scientific criteria for “unwanted properties”, but they are hidden behind abbreviations such as PBT, CMR, … Step 2. Identify hazardous substances In Step 2, it is time to investigate if there are any hazardous chemicals to substitute in your goods. This assumes that you have collected information about the content of your goods from the suppliers, as described in Step 1. Step 3. Identify alternatives By the time you know what chemical to phase out, it's time to identify possible alternatives. In this section we will guide you through the concept of Alternatives Assessment, different substitution strategies, tools to identify t… 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. Tools, resources and databases for substitution Here we have gathered links to tools and resources that we recommend in the work on substitution. The Swedish Center for Chemical Substitution have also developed a support material with template documents that you may download an… Step 5. Develop new alternatives Are there no alternatives for the chemical of concern you would like to substitute? Contact us and we can discuss possible ways forward together! The Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution is your node to experts, laboratories, … Step 1. Gather information on chemical content In Step 1, we walk you through what information you should ask your suppliers for and tips on web-resources for more information about legislations and chemical content of your goods. Before you begin your work with substitution Systematic work with chemicals can be a significant and complex issue. So, it is important to begin by defining motivations relevant for your organization: Why will you work with chemical-related questions? Here you will find some… Support material for mapping chemical content of a product In order to work with substitution, you must map the contents of your products. We have developed a support material with templates for your mapping and for contact with your subcontractors. Please download! The Substitution guide: How to get started in chemical substitution The Swedish Chemicals Agency has developed a staircase for substitution that forms the basis of our Substitution Guide. For each step, we provide guidance on how to progress in the systematic chemical work and towards a non-toxic … Expertise Substitution of hazardous chemicals Non-toxic and circular cycles are a focus area in Sweden’s circular economy strategy. Hazardous chemicals in products and processes need to be replaced in order to protect human health and our environment. RISE has expertise in ev… 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: How to find out if your goods contain harmful chemicals This digital course will be held in Swedish. See Swedish page for more information.