Friday, August 8, 2014

Step 3: Identify Alternatives

Further Resources

Case Studies

Danish Working Environment Authority. CatSub. This database is a catalog of more than 300 case stories describing successful substitutions with less hazardous chemicals.
Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety. Substitution and Alternatives Case Studies, Examples and Tools. This resource provides case studies and examples for selected chemicals and chemical categories.
Massachusetts Office of Technology Assistance. OTA Case Studies. This website provides links to technology case studies that profile actual applications of pollution prevention technologies and processes that businesses, municipalities, and other toxics users across Massachusetts have implemented.
Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute. Toxics Use Reduction Case Studies. This website provides links to documents describing actual applications of toxics use reduction in a variety of industry sectors.
SUBSPORT. Case Story Database. This database provides substitution examples, as well as information on alternative substances and technologies from enterprises, published reports and other sources.

Databases of Alternatives

Cooperation Centre Hamburg. Cleantool. This database highlights best practices for the cleaning of metal surfaces and provides information about less hazardous parts cleaning, metal surface cleaning, component cleaning, and degreasing.
GreenBlue. CleanGredients®. This is an online database of cleaning product ingredient chemicals, providing verified information about the environmental and human health attributes of listed ingredients.
ISTAS. Alternativas de SustituciĆ³n (Spanish). This database provides information on alternative chemicals, technologies, and processes, as well as case examples of substitution.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Green Chemical Alternatives Purchasing Wizard. This database is designed to provide easy and quick access to information about available chemical alternatives to hazardous solvents.
Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute. CleanerSolutions Database. This database provides information about safer alternatives to hazardous solvents for surface cleaning.
U.S. EPA Design for the Environment Program. Safer Chemical Ingredients List. This list contains chemicals that meet the criteria of the Design for the Environment Safer Product Labeling Program.

Completed Alternatives Assessments

Institute for Research and Technical Assistance. Reports. This website provides links to completed alternatives assessments on a variety of topics.
Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2). Examples of Alternatives Assessments. This website provides links to completed alternatives assessments on a variety of topics.
U.S. EPA Design for the Environment Program. Alternatives Assessments. This website provides links to completed alternatives assessments on a variety of topics.
U.S. EPA Design for the Environment Program. Publications. This website provides links to completed cleaner technologies substitutes assessments on a variety of topics.

Scientific Literature

Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute. TURI Library. This library focuses on information related to toxics use reduction. Its online public access catalog describes over 14,000 documents and provides links to documents freely available on the Web.

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