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-toxic material flow in the new circular economy.
The goal of our work on methodology for substitution and chemical management is to avoid the occurrence of unwanted substances in processes and products. We work together with the industry, authorities, other researchers and stakeholders to reduce the negative effects for people and the environment that chemicals cause today. This is achieved through improved chemical handling, and substitution of hazardous substances into less hazardous, where possible. In the process of phasing out unwanted substances, it is important to ensure the technical function of products and processes and see to that the alternative is sustainable, so-called informed substitution.
Examples of RISE offers: