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.
Report: Hazardous Substance Occurrence in Baltic Sea Pilot Municipalities
Within the NonHazCity project a screening survey of hazardous substances has been performed in wastewater and stormwater samples from six municipalities around the Baltic Sea: Pärnu, Kaunas, Šilalė, Riga, Gdańsk, and Turku. Furthermore, a suite of chemicals were analysed in a range of indoor items from Stockholm preschools and offices.
Sweden seeking for a global chemical agreement
On March 12, Ms Karolina Skog, Minister for the Environment in Sweden, invited global leaders to an informal, high-level dialogue on the future framework for the management of chemicals and waste. The aim was to jointly address the hazardous chemicals issue and to discuss how to reach a global chemical agreement.
How to avoid water pollution in Belarus and the Baltic Sea?
The contamination of the Belarusian reservoirs and the Baltic Sea was discussed at the January 30, 2018 conference in Minsk. The event was attended by more than 80 participants from various regions of Belarus, including representatives of housing and communal services, district executive committees and public organizations.