The issue of hazardous substances is very much related to processes that are relevant for most (industrialized) parts of the world since fluxes of goods and materials are global. Substances that are present in articles in one municipality are likely to be present in another. Still, each municipality may have its own challenges. These may be related to differences in local industrial activities and other site-specific sources. In order for municipalities to define their specific conditions they will define a set of local priority substances. This selection will be based on the findings of monitoring activities and existing knowledge showing what substances are present in the local environment as well as source mapping – showing what local sources there are for these substances.
On our project, municipalities will be able to pick out the substances they need to work with for reducing their environmental impact.
Some examples from our partner municipalities coming soon!