will help companies to ensure a more efficient management of chemicals and to substitute hazardous substances
The workshop about “Reduction of Hazardous Substances from urban sources – strategies, tools and incentives municipalities can implement” took place in Turku, Finland and gathered ca. 70 participants from the states around the Baltic Sea to discuss procurement policies in cities.
The national roundtables about the implementation of substitution measures of hazardous chemicals with authorities were organised in all three Baltic States at the end of 2016. The main goal of the meetings was to discuss and find the best solution on how to better implement the substitution measures at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and also inform the authorities about the project progress.
Marketplace is a new website which provides the possibility to find and offer  safer alternatives (substances, processes, tehnologies) to other enterprises, and promote less use of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The website was created by Swedish NGO ChemSec.
From 1 June 2017, all chemical products placed on the market have to be labelled in accordance with the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation.