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.
NonHazCity event becomes a part of the Estonian Presidency programme
A public event will be held in Pärnu, Estonia during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union to promote the topic of hazardous substances and to demonstrate how international co-operation, as in NonHazCity, can help tackling complex environmental problems.
Using the power of procurement for a haz-free environment
The deputy manager of the NonHazCity project, Heidrun Fammler gave an interview to the European Commission’s Green Public Procurement monthly News Alert. She talked about using public procurement to get rid of hazardous substances. Of course, the NonHazCity project came up as a topic as well.
Hit the Worst First – a way to reduce usage of hazardous substances
Talking to businesses about hazardous substances can be a difficult task. The topic is often too complex and detailed and it is hard to find a way to get the ball rolling. Johan Galster, a chemical engineer and inspector at the Environmental Department in the City of Copenhagen, found a way of dealing with hazardous substances. He shares his experiences on how to make the dangers of hazardous substances more understandable for people of all occupations and abilities.