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Find safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals

Chemicals are used in all sorts of manufacturing. Unfortunately, chemicals designed for certain functions – such as flame retardants, water repellents and plastic softeners – are many times hazardous and pose a liability to both your business as well as human health. Make sure YOUR product is toxic free – substitute with a safer alternative.
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Marketplace Supporters

Do like the following organisations and support the core idea of Marketplace – to increase the visibility of safer alternatives and make them available to the market.

H&M

HP

IKEA

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Additional Resources

SINimilarity shows if a substance is structurally similar to a substance on the SIN List, which in turn indicated similar problematic properties. The aim is to help avoid substituting one problematic chemical with another.

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The Textile Guide walks you through the process of chemicals management from a textile industry perspective. You will learn to identify the relevant chemicals and find ideas on how to phase them out.

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The SIN (Substitute It Now!) List is a globally used database of chemicals likely to be banned or restricted in a near future, as we have selected them for fulfilling EU´s REACH ”Substances of Very High Concern” criteria.

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GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals is a method for comparative chemical hazard assessment. It can be used by anybody interested in assessing the inherent hazards of chemicals and their potential effect on human health and the environment.

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The Substitution Support Portal provides general information on substitution and hundreds of ”case stories”, examples of successful substitutions.

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The OECD Substitution and Alternatives Assessment Toolbox (SAAT) is a compilation of resources relevant to chemical substitution and alternatives assessments.

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SIN Producers is a database of companies that are producing or importing the most hazardous chemicals in Europe. This information can be used for making sustainable investments, identifying companies with a product portfolio likely to be regulated.

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