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Subsport - Substitution Support Portal
SUBSPORTplus - SUBSTITUTION SUPPORT PORTAL

Welcome to SUBSPORTplus 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.

 

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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Latest News

European Chemicals Strategy for sustainability: Consultation period 09 May 2020 – 20 June 2020

This strategy aims to reduce the risks associated with producing and using chemicals.

It will simplify and strengthen EU rules on chemicals, and review how EU agencies and scientific bodies can work together towards a process where substances are only reviewed by one agency.

This will help to:

  • better protect people and the environment from hazardous chemicals
  • encourage the development of safe and sustainable alternatives
  • make it even easier to trade safe chemicals within the EU.

The Commission invites for feedback of citizens and stakeholders.  Use the chance of the public consultation until the 20th of June to state your point of view.

More information: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12264-Chemicals-strategy-for-sustainability-

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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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