EDC – Free Europe: Demands for an EU EDC strategy

EDC – Free Europe has prepared eight demands for an EU EDC strategy. “A large number of environmental and consumer organizations has written a call to the EU Commission. One of the signing organisations is BEF-LT, one of our NonHazCity project partners. The aim is to give a pressure on decision makers to quickly develop […]

Report: Hazardous Substance Occurrence in Baltic Sea Pilot Municipalities

Within the NonHazCity project a screening survey of hazardous substances has been performed in wastewater and stormwater samples from six municipalities around the Baltic Sea: Pärnu, Kaunas, Šilalė, Riga, Gdańsk, and Turku. Furthermore, a suite of chemicals were analysed in a range of indoor items from Stockholm preschools and offices.

Sweden seeking for a global chemical agreement

On March 12, Ms Karolina Skog, Minister for the Environment in Sweden, invited global leaders to an informal, high-level dialogue on the future framework for the management of chemicals and waste. The aim was to jointly address the hazardous chemicals issue and to discuss how to reach a global chemical agreement.

How to avoid water pollution in Belarus and the Baltic Sea?

The contamination of the Belarusian reservoirs and the Baltic Sea was discussed at the January 30, 2018 conference in Minsk. The event was attended by more than 80 participants from various regions of Belarus, including representatives of housing and communal services, district executive committees and public organizations.

Water pollution in Belarus to be discussed in Minsk

On January 30, 2018, the conference “Towards Prevention Pollution of Water Resource by Introducing Innovative Solutions and Engaging Population at Municipal Level” will be held in Minsk, Belarus. Experts from the NonHazCity project will participate in the event to share and discuss findings of the project.

Gdańsk – the city on detox!

Once upon a time…no, no, no. The campaign started in Poland precisely on World Water Day, which is on the 22nd of March. It was the start of changes, the start of new habits and the start of real concern for the environment. The start of the city on detox!

Key findings from the hazardous substance screening

Results and conclusions from the NonHazCity substance screening and source tracking activities in eight municipalities in the Baltic Sea region will be published on 19th of October at 10:00 AM (CET). A public event will be held in Pärnu, Estonia in the frame of the Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union. We are inviting all interested parties to join our live broadcast!

Children in Finland are attending the first eco-labeled nursery

Approximately 200 children in Hyvinkää (Finland) attend the first Nordic Swan eco-labeled pre-school building in Finland. Building this nursery took one year and cost about 6,5 million euros. Inkeri Kontiola, procurement specialist in Hyvinkää City municipality, is convinced that this experience will make similar procurements much easier.

EU citizens are concerned about being exposed to hazardous chemicals

The latest report of Eurobarometer chemical safety survey reveals that 65% of respondents are concerned about being exposed to hazardous chemicals in their daily life, this include a quarter (26%) who are very concerned. At the same time, less than half of the citizens feel well informed about the potential dangers of the chemicals contained in consumer products.

NonHazCity event becomes a part of the Estonian Presidency programme

A public event will be held in Pärnu, Estonia during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union to promote the topic of hazardous substances and to demonstrate how international co-operation, as in NonHazCity, can help tackling complex environmental problems.