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.
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 […]
NonHazCity at INTERREG Conference
On Tuesday and Wednesday (09/-10/04/19) the BEF Germany Team participated at the INTERREG conference in Lübeck. Around 100 INTERREG projects were briefly presented and discussed in different pitch sessions. Heidrun Fammler (deputy project manager) summarized NonHazCity in five minutes in the “Hazards to the sea” session. Project material such as plastic material containing hazardous substances […]