Standards of managing environmental issues are constantly rising. Linnunmaa offers legally, technically and scientifically argumented solutions for environmental issues.
REACH regulation and its obligations
REACH regulation defines the guidelines on the registration, evaluation, restrictions and authorization procedures. Regulation affects a range of enterprises which are handling chemicals.
Waste and Circular Economy
Companies can get economic benefits by enabling the further use of residual materials. In such a case, interpreting and applying Waste legislation in regard to definition of by-products and End of Waste criteria is essential.
Management of water resources
The Finnish Water Act regulates the use of water resources and construction on water, promoting the prevention and reduction of negative side effects. In Finland, the hydrological impacts of projects frequently form an essential component that needs to be taken into account.
Industry and BAT
BAT Conclusions, in other words Conclusions on Best Available Techniques, aim at unifying the standards concerning the environmental load of EU’s industrial plants.
Food safety consists of manufacturing, treatment and storage practices assuring the safe food supply.
Obligations of the EU’s Energy Efficiency directive have been implemented into the Finnish legislation. Furthermore, several legislative obligations concern combustion plants.
Natural resources can refer to anything in the nature and the environment, that can be used. The management of natural resources and their use is essential e.g. in mining.
Biocides and treated articles on the markets
Anyone placing a biocidal product to the EU market should make sure that they are aware of their obligations under the Biological Product Regulation (BPR, EU 528/2012). These obligations vary depending on the substance. For instance, a treated article has fewer obligations than a biocide.
Chemicals – Handling and Storage
In Finland, handling and storing chemicals is regulated by multiple laws and regulations. Legal obligations for the activity depend on the amount and classification of the substances used or stored. These obligations can be defined by calculating the scope of the activity.
CLP regulation sets the rules for classifying, labeling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures. The regulation follows the guidelines of the UN’s GHS labelling system.
Cosmetics – the obligations of placing cosmetic products on the markets
Cosmetic products have safety requirements that need to be fulfilled prior they are available on the market. One of these obligations is the cosmetic product safety assessment which assures that the product is safe for consumers. The assessments can only be carried out by a qualified expert.
Environmental and Chemical Risk Management
Companies that handle chemicals must pay attention to several risk factors which could potentially affect the personnel or the environment. In chemical risk management it’s important to be aware of all of the risks involved from the beginning of the process all the way to the end.
Detergents and Detergent Regulation
Detergent Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 regulates the use and manufacture of soaps and mixtures of different surfaces and fabrics. This includes laundry detergents, softeners, windows and car cleaning mixtures, and cleaning pads.