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.

Using the power of procurement for a haz-free environment

The deputy manager of the NonHazCity project, Heidrun Fammler gave an interview to the European Commission’s Green Public Procurement monthly News Alert. She talked about using public procurement to get rid of hazardous substances. Of course, the NonHazCity project came up as a topic as well.

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.

Awareness raising campaign on correct disposal of pharmaceuticals in Hamburg

Formerly common practice to bring unused pharmaceuticals to the local pharmacy is not the case in Germany anymore, as since 2009 the pharmacies are no longer obliged to accept the medicaments back. Each Federal State in Germany has own strategy how to dispose the expired or unused pharmaceuticals. Different disposal practices confuse in the population and lead to the typical mistakes like throwing the medicaments to the sewer.