Tip eleven

"Safer alternatives": a chemical that due to its inherent chemical and physical properties exhibits a lower propensity to persist in the environment, accumulate in organisms, and induce adverse effects in humans or animals than chemicals in current use. In addition, the alternative must deliver the needed functional performance. A safer alternative may eliminate the need for the chemical through material change, product re-design, or product replacement; or by altering the functional demands for the product through changes in consumer demand, workplace organization, or product use.

Resources: OECD Toolbox, GC3 Retailer Portal, The Commons Principles of Alternatives Assessment