Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), such as small-scale producers of various products as well as service providers, such as car washes, laudries, hairdresser saloons, medical institutions and others foten use various chemical products in their everyday professional life. These products are necessary to fulfill various functions, however, some of them might contain chemicals that are can be hazardous both for human health and the environment. At the same time, safer alternatives exist for nearly all professional applications.
In this section you will find information on:
- most typical types of chemicals used in several sectors found in urban areas, along with advices on which substances should be avoided and why
- what are possible alternatives
- recent findings on occurence of hazardous substances in cities in the Baltic Sea region
- offers for assistance from experts in identification of possibly problematic products and selection of alternatives
- …and more.
The sections will be regularly updated.
NonHazCity at INTERREG Conference
On Tuesday and Wednesday (09/-10/04/19) the BEF Germany Team participated at the INTERREG conference in Lübeck. Around 100 INTERREG projects were briefly presented and discussed in different pitch sessions. Heidrun Fammler (deputy project manager) summarized NonHazCity in five minutes in the “Hazards to the sea” session. Project material such as plastic material containing hazardous substances […]
NonHazCity final conference and results!
The final conference of NonHazCity was held in the end of January in Riga. During those two days exciting discussions about the experiences gained in the project, about project highlights and about specific chemical action plans on different levels (municipality, businesses) took place. There were a lot of ideas to be shared and thoughts reflected […]
Less hazardous chemicals in households, pre-schools and municipalities: End of NonHazCity project
The NonHazCity project has been finalised: Less hazardous chemicals in households, pre-schools and municipalities Almost 100 wastewater samples were analysed to define the priority hazardous substances in the municipalities, concluding that traditional pollutants like heavy metals have been successfully managed but organic substances are widely detected – also in residential areas, meaning from residential uses. […]