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.
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. […]
A visit at the INTERREG Secretariat
Last week, the BEF DE Team visited the INTERREG Secretariat in Rostock – who is the funder of our NonHazCity project – and checked their office for hazardous substances. The office check revealed that it is equipped with environmentally friendly interior materials and furniture, e.g. wooden furniture, simple wallpaper and dispersion paints, few plastic items, […]
Invitation to the Final Conference of NonHazCity (29-30 January 2019) in Riga
The NonHazCity project, flagship of the Baltic Sea Region, is ending on 28 February 2019 after three years of successful implementation. We therefore want to gather representatives of municipalities, national authorities, international organisations, business stakeholders, researchers and civil society representatives to discuss the findings, learnings & conclusions of the project, hear about its highlights and […]