NonHazCity showed that municipalities have a great number of opportunities to reduce the hazardous substance load in their territories as they can set strategic goals for hazardous substance reduction for the entire municipality including businesses and inhabitants. Municipalities can also directly reduce the hazardous substance load by good housekeeping of chemical products and substitution of those containing hazardous substances at their own premises.
At the information material section of the website you find information on strategic measures municipalities can take as well as publication from the NonHazCity project on substance occurrence, sources, Chemicals Action Plans, chemical-smart procurement and manifold reduction potentials.
NonHazCity 2 kicks off!
NonHazCity starts its extension phase with a kick-off meeting in Riga, 3-5 September. In the course of the extension (August 2019 – January 2021) we will monitor and assess implementation of the Chemicals Action Plans and Chemicals Smart Procurement guidelines developed within NonHazCity 1. We will also produce an online training programme for municipality employees […]
New publication: Hazardous substance reduction potential at local businesses
Small and medium size enterprises represent 99% of all businesses in the EU. Compliance with legal requirements* with respect to chemical management might comprise a huge potential for hazardous substance** emission reduction. Often, however, smaller businesses outside the chemical sector don’t believe that they use hazardous substances in their operations while in fact; very few […]
Baltic Cities Chemical Action Plans
The overall aim of the project NonHazCity project was to decrease release of hazardous substances (HS) to the Baltic Sea by developing Chemical Action Plans (CAPs) in the partner municipalities. The structured efforts described in a politically accepted CAP can serve as a blueprint for measures to reduce HS release through progressive actions taken within […]