Chemicals Risk Management and Assessment of Alternatives: Tools and best practices to support circularity, create more sustainable products and avoid regrettable substitution (LIFE22-ENV-EE-LIFE FitforREACH-2)


Project no.: 101113947

Project description:

FFR-2 aims to support SMEs in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania & Poland that use (hazardous) chemicals in their products or processes.
The goal is to implement (elements of) chemicals risk management systems in companies, to incentivise and support a reduction of the use, emissions and exposures to hazardous substances. The main targeted group and direct beneficiaries of chemicals risk management work will be formulators of mixtures and end-users of substances and mixtures. Amongst others, we will help them to thoroughly assess alternatives to hazardous substances and mixtures to avoid regrettable substitution. Chemicals literacy and awareness for safe, toxic free products will be increased for industries and also university students.
In cooperation with the target group of companies in the waste sector we will assess how to identify hazardous substances in wastes and how this information could change their sorting and treatment practices resulting in cleaner secondary materials.

Project funding:

LIFE / LIFE+ Programme

Project results:

Tools and methodologies developed and tested in order to improve chemicals risk management, reduce emissions of hazardous substances, and ensure tox-free material flows in circular economy.

Period of project implementation: 2023-10-01 - 2027-09-30


Project partners: Company "Hendrikson & Ko", Ecodesign Competence Center, VŠĮ Aplinkosaugos valdymo ir technologijų centras, Kinetics Nail Systems, SIA "BALTICFLOC", POMINNO SP. Z O.O (POMINNO), LATVIJAS ATKRITUMU SAIMNIECIBAS UZNNEMUMI ASOCIACIJA (LASUA), SCANFIL OSAUHING (SCANFIL), AS PALDISKI TSINGIPADA (TSINGIPADA), KVIST (KVIST), Kaunas University of Technology, BALTIJAS VIDES FORUMS ASSOCIATION, UAB "Art Glacio", Elgama-Elektronika (EGM)

Jolita Kruopienė

2023 - 2027

Institute of Environmental Engineering, Interdisciplinary Centre of Sustainability Research