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Guide on sustainable chemicals

Umwelt Bundes Amt (UBA)

A tool for substance manufacturers, formulators and end users of chemicals.

Please note:

Life cycle perspective is recommended, but not made quantitatively in this method for the themes.

Themes

Physical hazards
Human toxicity
Biodegradation and fate of substances
Ecotoxicity
Fossil depletion
Mineral depletion
Legality
Climate change
Energy efficiency
Water depletion
Material efficiency
Equality
Autonomy

Assessment type

Mixed
Quantitative
Certification

Spatial focus of object

Anywhere

Technical Stage

Development
Commercial

Spatial focus of impact

Generic

Life Cycle

Cradle to gate
No life cycle

English available

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Object: Product
Goal: Self-assessment; product optimisation
Motivation: Improvement; compliance