Hazardous substances in recycled materials – the view of manufacturers and importers of products on possibilities and difficulties, and information system for substances in materials and products

Project: Commissioned researchInterdisciplinary research

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology


  • material recycling, hazardous substances, information management, company's strategy, electrical and electronic equipment, textile, interior products, toys, policy


Manufacturers and distributors of final products have a crucial role in the selection and/or verification of materials for their new products. They face challenges in developing and in selling environmentally benign products that are both more resource efficient and safe – they are encouraged to increase the use of recycled materials while at the same time must ensure that their products are free from hazardous substances that can cause risks to humans and the environment.
This project sought to obtain concrete knowledge on perception, experiences, and future outlook of manufacturers and distributors of selected product groups in two-related areas: the increased use of recycled materials and the decreased use of toxic substances.
Effective start/end date2012/05/152012/12/15


Related research output

Naoko Tojo & Åke Thidell, 2018, Preventing Environmental Damage from Products: An Analysis of the Policy and Regulatory Framework in Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 253-275 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Naoko Tojo & Åke Thidell, 2012, Swedish Chemicals Agency. 88 p. (PM; vol. 14/12)

Research output: Book/ReportReport

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