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Aims to prevent products from causing environmental disruption (in the form of disturbance of ecosystems, pollution, waste, noise) and to prevent environmental disturbance by promoting effective energy use in products. Producers/suppliers are to assess whether the product may result in environmental disruption, as defined by the Act, and provide adequate consumer information. Includes a ‘substitution obligation’ clause for businesses: requiring that a ‘business using a chemical substance that may cause effect as mentioned shall assess whether there is an alternative that results in less risk of such an effect. In this case, the business should choose this option, if it can happen without unreasonable cost or inconvenience.’