ESIG organised on 14 October 2021 a webinar on solvents and the European Green Deal. It was devoted to the circularity and sustainability aspects of the Green Deal and the role of solvents in the societal and regulatory context.
Topics: The stakeholder day “solvents & the European green deal”, the solvents@work campaign, the Solvents award, the EU OSHA healthy workplaces campaign, news from OSPA and HSPA, background on printing inks in food contact materials, cooperation with SIA, mixture assessment factors
ESIG has finalised its 2018 solvent volatile organic compounds (VOC) emission inventories and results do seem in line with previous numbers: Solvent VOC emissions have stabilized in the EU28 since 2008 staying at just under 2000 ktonnes.
This factsheet published in April 2020 gives an overview of which solvents can be found in indoor air and explains why VOC solvents are still present in dedicated applications. A technical paper published at the same time shows the industry's commitment to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and improving indoor air quality.
The Solvents@Work campaign is part of our continuous effort to encourage responsible and safe handling of solvents. This document gives you an overview of all the tools (videos, posters, guidelines etc.) that we have developed to help downstream users comply with the highest level of health, safety and environmental standards.
ESIG is organising in cooperation with the Solvents Industry Association (SIA), the UK based solvents industry association, trainings sessions for its members as well as non-members. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, ESIG has decided to cancel all the trainings scheduled in 2020. They will resume as soon as the sanitary situation allows it.