Greenpeace East Asia Beijing office is working with SUBSPORT project, a LIFE funded project of the European Union, to organize a forum on chemical substitution in Hangzhou, China. The forum aims to provide a platform where industry and policy makers can share methods and approaches to safe chemical substitution.
The format and content of the forum is based on the ongoing SUBSPORT training programme, which has been conducted with more than 15 sessions across Europe since 2012. (For more information about SUBSPORT training, go to www.subsport.org). SUBSPORT training helps participants establish a methodical way of practicing substitution for their companies. Furthermore, the forum will take real case stories of substitution, delivered both by Chinese and international companies, as examples to analyze substituting chemicals, and share with peer companies.
Participants of the forum
The forum welcomes participants from a diversity of stakeholders, both domestic and international, who are interested in the hazardous chemical substitution involved in products and manufacturing process, including governmental agencies, industry, trade unions, NGOs and other stakeholders.
Time of forum
March 25, Monday, 2013
Location of forum
City of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province (venue to be decided)
The event now invites companies to submit real substitution cases
The forum is now inviting companies and industries to submit their real life examples of substitution. The cases will be presented and studied over the training for participants to better understand the substitution practice. Representatives of companies are welcome to present the case over the sharing session.
Potential cases covering the following substances are particularly welcome. Cases covering these chemicals will be shared during the session.
- Real cases of substitution to APEOs and/or PFCs in textile sector;
- Real cases of substitution to phthalates in textile/plastics sector;
- Real cases of substitution to lead in paint.
Download here for more details, including a draft agenda. And if you are interested in case submission or for more information, you may contact Greenpeace directly by the following means:
Greenpeace Beijing office
Ms. Yixiu WU
Mr. Liansai DONG