Why opt for substitution
22 September 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Replacing hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives can bring substantial benefits to the company, the environment and the health of workers and consumers – all good reasons to substitute them. An additional driver comes from the chemicals legislation. Companies using substances that have been identified as SVHCs under REACH, have to decide whether to apply for a permission to continue using these toxic substances for a limited period of time or to substitute them with safer alternatives.
ECHA and a group of accredited stakeholder organisations have organised a series of webinars aiming to inspire companies to substitute hazardous chemicals and explain how it can be done. All webinars include examples of real life substitution projects. This was the first webinar in the series.
- Safer products for consumers [PDF] - Malene Teller Blume, COOP Denmark A/S
- Replacing phthalates across the entire value chain [PDF] - Dr. Karla Pfaff, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BFR)
- Substituting hazardous substances, the American way [PDF] - Dr. Joel Tickner, Department of Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell