Hazardous Chemicals in Products and Processes: Substitution as an Innovative Process / Edition 1

Hazardous Chemicals in Products and Processes: Substitution as an Innovative Process / Edition 1

by A. Effinger, Andreas Ahrens, Angelika Braun, Arnim von Gleich
     
 

ISBN-10: 3790816426

ISBN-13: 9783790816426

Pub. Date: 12/01/2005

Publisher: Physica-Verlag HD

Substitution of hazardous substances is a prioritised objective in chemical regulation and risk management. However, it is experienced as a tough task with often inconsistent results. Based on thirteen case studies, this book analyzes substitution as an innovation process and attempts to give answers to the following questions: Why and under which circumstances

Overview

Substitution of hazardous substances is a prioritised objective in chemical regulation and risk management. However, it is experienced as a tough task with often inconsistent results. Based on thirteen case studies, this book analyzes substitution as an innovation process and attempts to give answers to the following questions: Why and under which circumstances are companies able and willing to substitute hazardous substances? What are the main drivers and the main barriers? In which way can communication along the supply chain support environmental innovation? How can risk management appropriately deal with the lack of knowledge, with uncertainties and incomplete knowledge about the possible effects of different substances? Recommendations for action are provided for commercial and state institutions and consumers and thus for all actors engaged in the European reform of chemicals policy following the REACH system

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783790816426
Publisher:
Physica-Verlag HD
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Series:
Sustainability and Innovation Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Summary of most important results.- Initial situation and analysis of deficits.- Approach to research and procedure.- Case study analysis and development of hypotheses.- Developing model — being innovative in an innovation system.- Dealing with lack of knowledge and uncertainties — a task for risk management.- Recommendations for action.- Prospects and prospective questions.

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