Moving towards safer alternatives

Subsport - 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

ECHA: Video training on analysis of alternatives now online

ECHA has published the online training videos on analysis of alternatives for easy and continuous access. The training includes useful tools, guidance, and information for practitioners of analysis of alternatives. It consists of an introduction and five sessions:

  • Scoping your assessment
  • Identifying and screening alternatives
  • Hazard and exposure
  • Cost and technical performance
  • Making and implementing decisions

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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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