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Science-policy cooperation has improved air quality in Europe
News | Published: 2021-02-05

Successful cooperation between scientists and policymakers has significantly decreased air pollutant emissions in Europe, according to an article recently published in the Ambio journal. Sulphur dioxi......

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Evaluation of the environmental effects of piping materials used in buildings
Project | Published: 2021-01-07

At the moment, copper pipes are not allowed in domestic water networks in eco-labelled houses according to the Swan label. The criteria are the same in all Nordic countries. Dissenting views have bee...

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New tool for fast and efficient oil spill response at sea
Press release | Published: 2020-10-13

A new, free tool for oil spill response at sea is now available online for authorities and local response units. The aim of the tool is to minimize environmental impacts of oil spills in the Arctic an......

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The Baltic Sea region’s waste management for unused medicines must be improved
Press release | Published: 2020-09-03

CWPharma, a project funded by the EU’s Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme, has evaluated national-level practices for take-back and disposal of unused medicines and other pharmaceutical waste, for b......

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The chemical status of water bodies remains poor
Press release | Published: 2020-08-28

The chemical status of Finnish lakes, rivers, and coastal waters has not yet improved, despite the concentrations of several chemicals falling below the limits set for them (EQS - Environmental Qualit......

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Microplastics are found in all waters, quantities in aquatic organisms and fish vary
Press release | Published: 2020-08-24

Microplastics are found in all water systems and in fish, bivalve molluscs and benthic fauna. Microplastics cause stress to the aquatic organisms and may expose them to harmful substances. These were ......

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Towards arsenic safe drinking water in Nepal (NeAs)
Project | Published: 2020-07-02

Shortcut:  www.syke.fi/projects/neas Objectives The aim of this project is to improve the capacity of the water sector in Nepal to seak, share and use the information and know-how on ...

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Microplastics in Agricultural soil MicrAgri
Project | Published: 2020-05-20

Various products have been developed for agricultural use to facilitate cultivation, increase yields and improve the profitability of agriculture, but which, on the other hand, can act as sources of ...

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SYKE Policy Brief: Environmental drug load can be reduced
News | Published: 2019-05-23

As the use of pharmaceuticals increases, increasing amounts of drug residues end up in sewage treatment plants. Environmental drug load can be reduced by introducing more advanced treatment method and......

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First overview on chemicalization of aquatic environment completed
Press release | Published: 2019-05-06

A new assessment of levels of harmful substances in Finnish waters has been completed. According to monitoring activities, harmful levels of mercury, fire retardants and surface treatment agents are f......

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Pharmaceuticals screened systematically for the first time in the Baltic Sea
Press release | Published: 2018-09-21

CWPharma, an EU-funded project, has started screening active pharmaceutical ingredients in six river basin districts to get a better picture of the sources, emissions and environmental concentrations ......

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Bioassays as tools for assessing safety of sewage sludge fertilizer usage - harmful substances and microplastics under observation (BIOLTA)
Project | Published: 2018-07-18

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Bioassays as tools for assessing safety of sewage sludge fertilizer usage - harmful substances and microplastics under observation (BIOLTA)
Work packages
Content page | Published: 2017-11-13

  Overview of HAZBREF project activites and connections between work packages © Marianna Korpi   Click the name of the work package in the left to...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Hazardous industrial chemicals in the IED BREFs (HAZBREF) > Work packages
Managing chemicals and material cycles
Content page | Published: 2018-01-02

In sustainalble circular economy it is important to reduce the use of hazardous substances throughout entire product’s life cycle. Click picture to open larger image. ©SYKE Material ......

Research & Development > Circular economy > Managing chemicals and material cycles
Projects
Content page | Published: 2019-09-17

Our activities are organised into projects that involve producing information for decision-making needs and ensuring sustainainability of the circular economy. We develop practical solutions that are...

Research & Development > Circular economy > Projects
Events and meetings
Content page | Published: 2017-11-13

  Final HAZBREF Stakeholder Conference  The final conference was arranged as a webinar on 4 of June 2020. The webinar Agenda:   HAZBREF Webinar Final ...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Hazardous industrial chemicals in the IED BREFs (HAZBREF) > Events and meetings
Best practices in industry (WP4)
Content page | Published: 2017-11-13

  Report "Sectoral Guidance for Chemicals Management in the Textile Industry" is now available.  Download the report by clicking the link b...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Hazardous industrial chemicals in the IED BREFs (HAZBREF) > Work packages > Best practices in industry (WP4)
Target chemicals (WP2)
Content page | Published: 2017-11-13

    WP2 draft report Identification of relevant target substances is now available! Download the report  (docx) Annex 1 App...

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Policy improvement (WP3)
Content page | Published: 2017-11-13

  The draft report 'Method to include information on hazardous and other substances of concern more systematically into BREFs' is now available! Download the r...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Hazardous industrial chemicals in the IED BREFs (HAZBREF) > Work packages > Policy improvement (WP3)
In a circular economy materials need to be recycled – not hazardous substances
Press release | Published: 2017-06-05

In a circular economy the aim is for products and materials to be kept in use for as long as possible, but the material cycles should not impose risks on people or the environment. The Policy Brief pu......

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