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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Why opt for substitution

Publication & Tools | 8.02.2016

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.

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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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