The government has made a decision to set up a substitution center

2017-11-09

The Government Offices of Sweden has informed us in a press release that the Government will establish a substitution center. The substitution center will help companies replace hazardous substances (published 2017-11-07).

Most companies want to do right thing and want to have safe products without hazardous substances, but working with chemicals/chemical work can be difficult for many of the smaller companies. The government has therefore decided to establish a substitution center. The center will support companies that want to exchange/replace the hazardous chemicals in their products and will be situated at RISE in Borås.

Hazardous chemicals in products are a major challenge. Several Swedish actors have over the years built up knowledge about a more sustainable chemical use in products. In order to facilitate synergy and exchange of knowledge between more actors, the government has made the decision to set up a center for substitution. The center will function as an independent node between companies, organizations, industries, academia, institutes and authorities. The goal is that the center will help to replace hazardous substances in goods/products and chemical products …

To read the full press release, (in swedish) click here …