Projekt NonHazCity

Hazardous substances in our everyday life? We live in constant contact with them almost everywhere, no matter if through clothes, furniture, technical gadgets, packaging, laundry or cosmetics as well as on the job, in offices, in hair salons or hotels.

With our Interreg Baltic Sea Region Projekt “NonHazCity – Innovative management solutions for minimizing emissions of hazardous substances from urban areas in the Baltic Sea area” we seek to identify those dangerous substances. In the ongoing progress of the project, which started in March 2016, we provided information materials for different focus groups namely consumers, municipalities, and companies. Furthermore, we were present in schools, on events like neighbourhood celebrations or the climate week, in offices or private households to point out the dangers of chemicals for our own health and the well-being of our environment.

In future, we want to evolve the project with new ideas and approaches in follow-up projects.


NonHazCity 2 is the continuation and advancement of the project “NonHazCity”. Still on the search for hazardous substances in everyday life and how to avoid them, we are now focusing on spreading the knowledge and expertise of NonHazCity in the broad public.

Our focus is on developing “Do It Yourself household and office check” instructions that will empower everyone to identify and reduce hazardous substances at home and in the office, without any previous knowledge. Thematically, we are deepening our knowledge about hazardous substances in food contact materials and develop two brochures, one for privates and one for gastronomy and catering services.

There will be an international plastic conference and a campaign, as well as chemical ambassadors that will reach out to the public. Additionally, the success of the chemical action plans and green public procurement measures that have been developed for and with municipalities in NonHazCity are analyzed and evaluated.

Project details

  • Projectname: NonHazCity
  • Project management: City council of Stockholm with BEF DE for operational project management
  • BEF sector: Chemicals management, Water and water management
  • Funded by: Horizont 2020
  • Operational time: 12/2017 – 12/2020
  • Partners: 24 Partners
  • Project website:


Project details

  • Projectname: NonHazCity 2
  • Project management: City council of Riga
  • BEF sector: Chemicals management, Water and water management
  • Funded by: Interreg BSR
  • Operational time: 08/2019 – 07/2021
  • Partners: 12Partners
  • Project website:

Participating countries NHC

Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany

Participating countries NHC 2

Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Russia

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