Risk-Based Management of Chemicals and Products in a Global Circular Economy
Chemicals and additives in products being produced and marketed globally, this makes an international harmonised assessment and management essential. Chemical testing, research on risks, impacts and management options are carried out throughout the globe but quite fractionated to certain areas and sectors and much too often with little linkages between the different scientific communities.
The coordination action (CA) “RISKCYCLE” is aimed to establish and co-ordinate a global network of European and international experts and stakeholders to define together future needs of R+D contributions for innovations in the risk-based management of chemicals and products in a circular economy of global scale leading to alternative strategies to animal tests and reduced health hazards. The partners joining this action seek to explore the synergies of the research carried out within different programmes and countries of the EU,in Asia and overseas to facilitate the intensified communication with researchers, institutions and industries about the risks of hazardous chemicals and additives in products and risk reduction measures and to improve the dispersion of available information.
The RISKCYCLE network closely collaborates with related projects, EU and international bodies and authorities such as for example the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) and the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks in Europe.
Contribution of the Workgroup on Aquatic Ecotoxicology:
- Development of a global Substance Flow Analysis for contaminants in E-waste
- Simulation of environmental distribution of contaminants in areas of informal e-waste recycling
Projektpartner:TU Dresden (Lead Partner), CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS (ES), ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE FARMACOLOGICHE (IT), UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA (ES), UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN (NL), IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB (S), UNIVERSIDAD ROVIRA I VIRGILI (ES), UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE (IT), DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET (Denmark), BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES (F), UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil), Shenyang Institute of Aeronautical Engineering (China), THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES INSTITUTE (India), Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam National University (Vietnam), ANKARA UNIVERSITESI (Turkey)
The project was made possible by funding from the EU-Framework 7-Programm
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Modelling to Investigate the Consequences of Global Trade and
Informal Recycling of WEEE in Guiyu, China. Poster, SETAC Berlin 2012