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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

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

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