A new Guide for Chemical Safety and Waste in Belarus

6.8.2013 - BELARUS

We live in a world in which the chemical safety and waste management are becoming more and more relevant. More than 140,000 chemicals are in commercial production and use. We encounter these at home, at work, through transportation, outdoors, when buying clothes, and when consuming food.

All of these substances can negatively affect the health of people and the environment. Arnika, in cooperation with Center for Environmental Solutions (CES), decided to better this situation by releasing a guide for Belarusian citizens providing them with information regarding solutions for some of common problems associated with waste management and chemical substances. The guide aims to help Belarusian citizens become introduced to safer practices in the home, in the workplace, or generally in their communities. Although it is focused on the situation in Belarus, it includes a broader information that can be useful in other countries as well. The publication was released as a part of the project "Strengthening public participation on environmental decision making and SAICM implementation in Belarus" implemented by Arnika and CES with financial assistance from the European Union.

 

The guide can be downloaded here: "Guide for Chemical Safety"

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