Municipalities use a lot of hazardous substances during every-day’s operation in all of their premises: cleaning agents, office materials, furniture, IT products, personal care products, medical products etc. From this website it possible to find very practical and easy-to-implement hazardous substance emission reduction actions that could be applied at the municipal level. The aim is to highlight what the municipality itself can do to reduce emissions of hazardous substances from their operations and to encourage other enterprises to act in similar way.
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.