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Risk-based management of chemicals and products in a circular economy at a global scale

Objective

Many potentially hazardous compounds are traded as chemicals or incorporated as additives in products. Their release to the environment has been a concern of EC, UNO, WHO and OECD. The discussion of the assessment and management of chemicals and products led to the OECD program Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The World Summit encouraged countries to implement GHS with a view of having the system operating by 2008. The need to form GHS on a global scale is part of EU policy. GHS aims to have the same criteria worldwide to classify the responsible trade and handling of chemicals and at the same time protect human health. The EU will ensure transition from the current EU Classification & Labelling (C+L) to the GHS which harmonizes with REACH. Countries like Japan and the USA announced to implement GHS in the near future. UNITAR supports other countries. However, a complete picture on the global state of implementation is not available. With the growing level of worldwide trade we however face unsafe products on the marked. Only last year reports about toys releasing hazardous components made it to headlines. Vietnam reported that all kind of plastic gets recycled and sold back to the market. This shows that global trade in a circular economy is not acceptable without globally agreed assessment methods and harmonised C+L. A ECB study revealed that the EU regulation REACH will require 3.9 mill. additional test animals if no alternative methods are accepted. The number of additional tests are unknown when GHS is implemented in a global scale. The CA RISKCYCLE will include experts from OECD, UNEP, SusChem, country experts from Asia, America and Europe. The overall objective of the project is to define with international experts future needs of R+D contributions for innovations in the field of risk-based management of chemicals and products in a global perspective using alternative testing strategies to minimize animal tests.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
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Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Germany
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 196 345
Administrative Contact
Claudia Hawke (Ms.)

Participants (17)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 180 562,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Damià Barceló Cullerés (Prof.)
ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE FARMACOLOGICHE MARIO NEGRI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 58 850
Address
Via Mario Negri 2
20156 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Emilio Benfenati (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 76 775,71
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joaquim Casal (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 63 592,24
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ester Voet, Van Der (Dr.)
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 79 854,10
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mats Ridner (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 53 500
Address
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marta Schuhmacher (Dr.)
TUTECH INNOVATION GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Harburger Schlossstrasse 6-12
21079 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susanne Heise (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 44 212,40
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Libero Ranelli (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 50 914,88
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birte Kastrup Rasmussen (Ms.)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 26 830,25
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Caroline Blin (Ms.)
Institute of Clean Energy & Environmental Engineering, Shenyang Institute of Aeronautical Engineering
China
EU contribution
€ 23 597
Address
Daoyi South Street 37
110136 Shenyang
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gehring (Dr.)
THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES INSTITUTE
India
EU contribution
€ 27 820
Address
Lodhi Road Darbari Seth Block Ihc Complex
110 003 New Delhi
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rakesh Johri (Mr.)
Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam National University Hanoi
Vietnam
EU contribution
€ 18 007
Address
Nguyen Trai 334
Hanoi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thi Diem Trang Nguyen (Prof.)
ANKARA UNIVERSITESI

Participation ended

Turkey
Address
Dogol Caddesi
06100 Tandogan Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ridvan Berber (Prof.)
FUNDACAO COORDENACAO DE PROJETOS PESQUISAS E ESTUDOS TECNOLOGICOS COPPETEC
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 21 457
Address
Centro De Tecnologia Bloco H
21949900 Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marcos Do Couto Bezerra Cavalcanti (Prof.)
NORDECONSULT SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 25 680
Address
Sofiaparken 3 C
222 41 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Rydin (Dr.)
HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 48 150
Address
Berliner Tor 5
20099 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Kracht (Ms.)