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.
Less hazardous chemicals in households, pre-schools and municipalities: End of NonHazCity project
The NonHazCity project has been finalised: Less hazardous chemicals in households, pre-schools and municipalities Almost 100 wastewater samples were analysed to define the priority hazardous substances in the municipalities, concluding that traditional pollutants like heavy metals have been successfully managed but organic substances are widely detected – also in residential areas, meaning from residential uses. […]
A visit at the INTERREG Secretariat
Last week, the BEF DE Team visited the INTERREG Secretariat in Rostock – who is the funder of our NonHazCity project – and checked their office for hazardous substances. The office check revealed that it is equipped with environmentally friendly interior materials and furniture, e.g. wooden furniture, simple wallpaper and dispersion paints, few plastic items, […]
Guide for Chemical Smart Public Procurement is here!
Municipalities have many tools to promote environmentally smart actions. Due to its sheer volume, public procurement in municipalities has a significant role in achieving sustainable development. Additionally, public procurement has a potential effect on the reduction of chemical emissions in municipalities. Guide for Chemical Smart Public Procurement is targeted at all municipal actors. Its purpose […]