A unique tool has been recently launched to help different stakeholders on chemical substitution – the Substitution Support Portal (SUBSPORT) case study database.
This free-of-charge and multilingual new resource aims to be the first entry point for anyone interested in substituting hazardous chemicals. The web portal is comprised of more than 100 chemical substitution stories from a variety of stakeholders such as large multinationals, small companies, trade unions, hospitals, universities and public procurement departments. It also features a database of restricted and priority substances, from 28 international agreements, EU regulatory lists, governmental lists, NGO and trade union lists as well as company lists.
This joint project is run by German and Danish consultancies, a Swedish NGO and a Spanish trade union, and supported by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL).
One can directly access the SUBSPORT case study database here.
Written on 26 June 2012.