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.
An international seminar "Enforcement practices with regard to the REACH Regulation" took place on 1st and 2nd of February 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. Approximately 60 representatives from 10 European Union Member States and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) were exchanging experience and discussing several issues in relation to the enforcement of specific provisions of the EU chemicals regulation REACH.
The international seminar "Enforcement practices with regard to the REACH Regulation" will take place on 1st and 2nd of February in Tallinn in the presence of representatives from The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and REACH enforcement authorities from ten EU countries.
Our expert team has prepared six case stories about the substitution of such hazardous substances as Bisphenol A, Formaldehyde, Trichlorethylene, Chromium III, Zinc cyanide, and decaBDE.
What is the “Baltic factor” and which parameters describe it in case of substitution of hazardous substances? Find it out in our report Specific Baltic criteria. Description of specific Baltic situation.
Around 300 representatives – environmental experts, chemists, technical specialists etc. – from the different type and size companies in the Baltics are now informed about the possibilities to substitute hazardous substances they are using in their daily work.
11 hazardous substances already have been identified for the substitution activities of the project. Some of them may cause severe health problems by damaging fertility, causing genetic defects or cancer. Most of these substances are currently used in construction chemicals or consumer chemicals industry.