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Hur kan Lunds kommun minska sin kemikaliebelastning?

Andersson, Louise LU (2014) MVEM12 20121
Studies in Environmental Science
Abstract
The international increasing consumption implies an increase in the use of chemical products, articles and services. Between the years 2000 -2020 the production of chemicals is expected to rise with 85 percent. Chemicals is not something we can live without, they are all around us for example in food, electronics, clothes and hygienic products. The knowledge about hazardous chemicals and their environmental and health effects is unfortunately lacking and the rate at which new substances is being presented leaves knowledge and legislation far behind. A group that is particularly vulnerable towards chemicals is children and adolescence.
The municipality of Lund has a document about ecological sustainable development called LundaEko, which... (More)
The international increasing consumption implies an increase in the use of chemical products, articles and services. Between the years 2000 -2020 the production of chemicals is expected to rise with 85 percent. Chemicals is not something we can live without, they are all around us for example in food, electronics, clothes and hygienic products. The knowledge about hazardous chemicals and their environmental and health effects is unfortunately lacking and the rate at which new substances is being presented leaves knowledge and legislation far behind. A group that is particularly vulnerable towards chemicals is children and adolescence.
The municipality of Lund has a document about ecological sustainable development called LundaEko, which is going to be updated this year and new objectives to be reached until 2020 will be formulated. The aim of this thesis is to provide a basis for the updated LundaEko how Lund municipality may avoid the use of hazardous substances through procurement, optionally be more demanding than what current law requires and prioritize target areas for hazardous chemicals.
Green public procurement is one of the most effective management control measurements when it comes to decreasing the use of hazardous chemicals. Since Lund purchase products, articles and services for large amounts of money they can by setting chemical-related demands decrease the use of chemicals. The SIN-list is also a useful instrument when it comes to setting relevant requirements. There are some good examples to be inspired by from other municipals and authorities where they have proceeded ahead of what current legislation demands.
For Lund to be able to decrease their use of hazardous chemicals a political decision has to be made. Therefore should a new object as a part of LundaEko contain an extended green public procurement as well as sub-target to use and set requirements from the SIN-list in the procurement work. Since it’s not possible to include all the substances from the SIN-list priorities must be made. A relevant area to prioritize is non-toxic pre-schools and schools to secure a more non-toxic future for children and adolescence. (Less)
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Andersson, Louise LU
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MVEM12 20121
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Swedish
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4358465
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2016-09-13 09:41:20
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  abstract     = {The international increasing consumption implies an increase in the use of chemical products, articles and services. Between the years 2000 -2020 the production of chemicals is expected to rise with 85 percent. Chemicals is not something we can live without, they are all around us for example in food, electronics, clothes and hygienic products. The knowledge about hazardous chemicals and their environmental and health effects is unfortunately lacking and the rate at which new substances is being presented leaves knowledge and legislation far behind. A group that is particularly vulnerable towards chemicals is children and adolescence.
The municipality of Lund has a document about ecological sustainable development called LundaEko, which is going to be updated this year and new objectives to be reached until 2020 will be formulated. The aim of this thesis is to provide a basis for the updated LundaEko how Lund municipality may avoid the use of hazardous substances through procurement, optionally be more demanding than what current law requires and prioritize target areas for hazardous chemicals.
Green public procurement is one of the most effective management control measurements when it comes to decreasing the use of hazardous chemicals. Since Lund purchase products, articles and services for large amounts of money they can by setting chemical-related demands decrease the use of chemicals. The SIN-list is also a useful instrument when it comes to setting relevant requirements. There are some good examples to be inspired by from other municipals and authorities where they have proceeded ahead of what current legislation demands.
For Lund to be able to decrease their use of hazardous chemicals a political decision has to be made. Therefore should a new object as a part of LundaEko contain an extended green public procurement as well as sub-target to use and set requirements from the SIN-list in the procurement work. Since it’s not possible to include all the substances from the SIN-list priorities must be made. A relevant area to prioritize is non-toxic pre-schools and schools to secure a more non-toxic future for children and adolescence.},
  author       = {Andersson, Louise},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hur kan Lunds kommun minska sin kemikaliebelastning?},
  year         = {2014},
}