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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

Two reports on substitution of chemicals published by the ECHA

In July 2020 the ECHA published two reports uncover both the direct and indirect effects of REACH in driving substitution

Replacing harmful chemicals with safer alternatives and greener technologies is strongly driven by regulation, with companies reporting that restrictions and authorisation are their main drivers for substitution. Companies are also motivated by customer demand and their own sustainability policies, with ECHA’s substitution strategy also indirectly boosting substitution activities.

The first report describes the „Impacts of REACH restrictions and authorisation on substitution in the EU“.

The second „Report on substitution-supporting activities in 2018-2019 and focus in 2020-21“ describes how ECHA has helped and intends to help companies overcome barriers.

For additional information: https://echa.europa.eu/-/restriction-and-authorisation-found-to-drive-replacement-of-harmful-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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