will help companies to ensure a more efficient management of chemicals and to substitute hazardous substances
Many hazardous substances are used in car maintenance and repair, so every opportunity to reduce the amount of chemicals is important. This can often be done by upgrading equipment. The filters are cleaned with water, not chemicals.  Speed motors is a small car repair shop that has been specializing in repairing car exhaust system and car computer programming for at least five years. 
It's hard to imagine that such a small design office as Temeso, which designs equipment and prototypes, and gives students-future engineers the opportunity to practice, could use hazardous substances in its daily work.

Car care sector uses large quantities of hazardous chemicals which pose high risks to workers and to the environment. On average, 40-60 hazardous chemicals as mixtures are in use in each car service in Estonia.

In February experts from the Fit for REACH consortium participated in a seminar in Belgrade, Serbia to disseminate experience from LIFE Fit for REACH, to train local industries and consultants and to share the experience

Euronews Business Planet reportage takes us on a tour to one of the companies - Latvia’s largest producer of household chemicals Spodriba - which is getting "greener"  with the help of LIFE Fit for REACH. 

Andrus Ööpik, Peep Tammistu and Karin Viipsi from Henkel Balti development labratory in Pärnu visited with the help of the project LIFE Fit for REACH PDR factory in Germany to discuss future cooperation.

The LIFE programme is challenging its projects by ambitious requirements to measure their environmental and socio-economic impacts, to assess behaviour change of target groups and/or policy uptake of its achievements.
Inspired by the activities and achievements of LIFE Fit for REACH, project partners have developed and published scientific articles about the substitution of hazardous substances in general as well as in the particular fields.