This guidance will review criteria for the application of evaluation/assessment tools for Chemical and Component Alternatives in a Products Life Cycle. The guide considers the twelve principles of green chemistry, principles of sustainability, and life-cycle thinking from extraction through end-of-life.
While numerous chemical assessment guidelines exist, none define consistent suggested criteria for evaluating ingredient alternatives in the different life-cycle stages. As alternatives assessment becomes more broadly utilized and accepted, having a base document for using the green chemistry principles throughout the product life cycle to evaluate alternate components becomes more critical.
Keywordsalternative assessment; risk assessment; hazards; toxicity; green chemistry; chemicals of concern; chemical evaluation.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.Back to Top