Substitution to safer chemicals

Substitution to safer chemicals

Substitution to safer chemicals

Companies in the EU are increasingly substituting away from hazardous chemicals and manufacturing processes to safer chemicals and greener technologies. This can bring substantial benefits to the companies, the environment and the health of workers and consumers. It can also have a significant positive impact on the implementation of a circular economy.


Supply chain
Supply chain workshops are intended to advance research, evaluation and adoption of safer chemicals.
Collaborative networks play an important role in coordinating and advancing innovation and informed substitution.
Funding and
technical support
Facilitating access to technical support and additional funding is critical to boosting substitution away from hazardous chemicals.



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