Safe chemicals

Smart and safe use of hazardous chemicals is essential for the circular economy. In addition to design decisions and performance standards, procurement departments may need to consider human and environmental health. In this case, you may:

  • Source an alternative, less hazardous material or substance, or
  • Mitigate exposure risks through isolation or take-back programs, for example

If not processed properly, products or materials containing hazardous substances may contaminate other materials. Segregation of these types of materials is critical to ensure the quality of secondary raw material streams.

Green chemistry and engineering aim to provide safer alternatives to today’s hazardous options.