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.
How can the use of harmful substances in business be reduced?
On 23rd and 24th October, 2018, in Riga, representatives from 17 European states will debate on which mechanisms would most effectively help businesses to reduce the use of harmful chemicals in their daily activities. According to calculations by the campaign Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances, approximately 38% of businesses in Europe use dangerous substances on […]
International seminar in Riga: “Encourage and Support Enterprises to Minimize the Use of Harmful Substances
Seminar on 23-24(25) October 2018 in RIGA, Latvia. Organised by the EU-funded projects: INTERREG NonHazCity, LIFE Fit for REACH and LIFE AskREACH The aim of the seminar is to identify how authorities and other stakeholders could help companies to improve their chemicals’ risk management and in particular to minimise their use of harmful substances. Topics […]
New report: Hazardous substances in articles and materials
Tracking sources of hazardous substances is one part of the NonHazCity project. To learn more about the content of hazardous substances in articles and materials, a range of indoor items were analysed for a selection of chemicals, with a focus on items commonly found in preschools. New and old toys, creative material, mattresses and other […]