Learn How to Create a Substitution Plan

This course will introduce you to the principles of Green Chemistry and solutions for sustainable chemicals management.

The financial, environmental and social benefits for businesses that undertake sustainable chemicals management will be explained. You will learn about sustainability tools, such as life cycle assessment, that will help you determine the best approach in assessing substances, products and processes with the goal of improving product sustainability. The concept of chemical substitution under EU REACH, BPR and PPP will be discussed and you will gain practical knowledge on the regulatory processes for substitution. Our expert will guide you through the steps for alternatives assessment with the aim of identifying and comparing potential substitutes for harmful chemicals.

An Introduction to Green Chemistry and Management of Alternative Chemicals and Substitutions

Pillars of sustainability

Topics to be Covered in this e-learning course

  • Introduction to Green Chemistry: The twelve principles of green chemistry and the benefits of embracing sustainable chemicals management. 
  • Comparing Sustainability Tools: Compare green chemistry, life cycle assessment and cradle to cradle assessment. The best applications for each tool are discussed, and how they can be used in combination with one another. 
  • Substitution within Regulation: Processes for chemical substitution under EU REACH, PPP and BPR are explained. 
  • Analysis of Alternatives: Steps of chemical alternatives assessment are presented and explained.


Here is a summary of what you can expect from this online course:

  • 4 course modules

  • Instant access to more than 2 hours of recordings

  • Summary handouts and additional resources

  • Test your learning with quizzes and practical exercises

  • Complete the course in approximately 3.5 hours

  • Completion certificate

  • All for EUR 395 including applicable sales taxes

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand the principles and benefits of green chemistry
  • Understand sustainability tools and how combining them can maximise results 
  • Learn and apply knowledge on the process for substitution under EU chemical regulations 
  • Understand the steps for alternatives assessment of chemicals 


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How will you benefit from this course?

  • Knowledge

    Unlock valuable knowledge and practical tools to help you understand Green Chemistry

  • Cost Effective

    Access the course content immediately upon purchase and complete it at your own pace, in the comfort of your office or home.

  • Stay Ahead of the Curve

    Access the latest regulatory and scientific information delivered by leading experts in the field.

Who should attend?

This course has been specifically developed to disseminate information on sustainable chemistry and how to approach the substitution of chemicals

  • Chemicals manufacturers with a need or interest to replace/substitute them for more sustainable options

  • Chemical users with a need or interest to replace/substitute them for more sustainable options


Chemistry Consultant

Max Moseley

Max is a chemist who drives the sustainable chemicals management services. He specialises in the field of green chemistry and also works on the characterisation of substances under REACH legislation. He has a Masters degree in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology from the University of York.