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.
Hazardous Substances – An important issue for plastic campaigns!
International Seminar ‘Right plastic at right places’ September 8 – 9 2020 in Pärnu, Estonia Plastic is a vector for hazardous substances. The synthetically produced material consists of linear and branched molecular chains and is usually mixed with cocktails of additives. The additives may guarantee the desired functions of our everyday items, such as a […]
The Swedish City of Västerås is on a Plastic Diet
The City of Västerås kick-started a Plastic Diet on the 6th of February 2020. Now, the city is on its way to develop a wide set of activities to minimize plastics and hazardous substances of all different kinds in the city, for example, single-use plastics at events and cigarette butts on the streets. NonHazCity is a […]
NonHazCity in Stockholm
LIFE interviewed NonHazCity 1 manager Arne Jamtrot from the City of Stockholm to find out more about the project and the city’s work on chemicals. The interview can be found here.