Moving towards safer alternatives

Support for Substitution


Substitution of hazardous chemicals is a fundamental measure to reduce risks to environment, workers, consumers and public health.

Legislation encourages you to substitute, this site will show you how.

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Alternative strategies to the use of chemical flame retardants

Publications & Tools | 17.01.2017  

The report looks at alternative strategies for fire safety in upholstered furniture. The goal of the repoprt is to demonstrate how sufficient fire safety in upholstered furniture may be achieved, without the use of flame retardant chemicals.

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Substitution Steps

Substitution may be fast and easy or a more complex process. Generally it includes the following steps:
  1. Define the problem
  2. Set substitution criteria
  3. Search for alternatives
  4. Assess and compare alternatives
  5. Experiment on pilot
  6. Implement and improve
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Welcome to SUBSPORT the Substitution Support Portal!

Here you can find information to support your efforts in substituting hazardous substances. Enjoy exploring the portal and please do not hesitate to contact the project team for any comments or questions.

SUBSPORT is an ongoing project. Therefore we recommend to revisit the portal from time to time if you could not yet find the information you expected. To keep yourself informed about the progress of the portal and other related news you can subscribe to the SUBSPORT newsletter.

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