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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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UBA: Guide on sustainable chemicals (Version 2017) and IT-Tool „SubSelect“

The German Federal Environment Agency UBA has developed criteria for the selection of sustainable chemicals to make it easier for chemical producers, developers and end users to select sustainable chemicals. The guide provides a tool for assessing the risks posed by substances step-by-step and for distinguishing non-sustainable chemicals from sustainable ones. The guide has been updated in 2017.

In addition, the assessment and selection of chemicals can be easily performed by the complementary IT-Tool „SubSelect“, based on the Windows Access program. Based on the criteria of the guide, SubSelect allows assessment of single substances or mixtures.

The guide and SubSelect are available for free:

Guide on sustainable chemicals
https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/publikationen/guide-on-sustainable-chemicals

SubSelect – Guide for the Selection of Sustainable Chemicals
https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/en/document/subselect-guide-for-the-selection-of-sustainable

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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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