Turning stricture requirements into increased competitiveness.

The presence of substances in the environment that have been created or extracted by humans should not threaten human health or biodiversity. Many hazardous substances currently exist in low concentrations in plants, animals and humans. The spread of hazardous substances needs to be prevented and reduced to protect human health and biodiversity. There are growing demands for alternatives that are better for the environment and for bringing about a circular economy in which materials are reused in new products. By replacing unnecessary hazardous substances, companies can become more competitive, both nationally and internationally. Together we are working to achieve the environmental quality objective Non-Toxic Environment.

A Non-Toxic Environment.

To protect human health and biodiversity, the spread of hazardous substances needs to be prevented and reduced. This is why the Swedish government established “A Non-Toxic Environment” as an environmental quality objective, which the Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution is helping to fulfil.

Substituting. Phasing out. Replacing.

The basis for substitution is finding a new, less hazardous solution for existing demand. This can involve replacing a hazardous substance with a less hazardous one. Or completely phasing out the hazardous chemical.