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.
Hit the Worst First – a way to reduce usage of hazardous substances
Talking to businesses about hazardous substances can be a difficult task. The topic is often too complex and detailed and it is hard to find a way to get the ball rolling. Johan Galster, a chemical engineer and inspector at the Environmental Department in the City of Copenhagen, found a way of dealing with hazardous substances. He shares his experiences on how to make the dangers of hazardous substances more understandable for people of all occupations and abilities.
Hamburg on its way to green business
On February 15th Baltic Environmental Forum (BEF) Germany got a chance to attend the Ökoprofit Club meeting and present the activities of the NonHazCity project. The presentation was followed by a long discussion, where many participants gave feedback, asked questions and shared opinions. Meeting resulted in several organizations being interested in further cooperation.
NONHAZCITY IN FEHMARNBELT DAYS 2016
We are happy to present our project in Fehmarnbelt Days on 20 – 22 of September at the HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany.