Safer Alternatives

Alternative Assessment is a process for identifying, comparing and selecting safer alternatives to chemicals of concern, A primary goal of Alternatives Assessment is to reduce risk to humans and the environment by identifying safer choices. 

 

Clean Production Action and the Business-NGO Working Group have developed a set of resources for choosing safer chemicals including

The Guide to Safer Chemicals 

https://bizngo.org/safer-chemicals/guide-to-safer-chemicals

 

The Principles for Safer Chemicals and The Principles for Safer Plastics

https://bizngo.org/safer-chemicals/principles-for-safer-chemicals

https://www.bizngo.org/sustainable-materials/principles-sp

 

The GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals

https://www.cleanproduction.org/programs/greenscreen

 

EPA's Safer Choice Standard

https://www.epa.gov/saferchoice/standard