• Europe one step closer to circular economics

    28.1.2018 - BRUSSELS
    Europe one step closer to circular economics By 2030, all plastic packaging should be recyclable. The European Commission adopted a package of measures that will lead to the transition to the circulating economy. The legislation wants to change the way plastic products are designed, manufactured, used and recycled. Europe responds primarily to the handling of plastics, which…
  • Brutal beating of an environmental activists in Krasnodar

    4.1.2018 - KRASNODAR (RUSSIA)
    Brutal beating of an environmental activists in Krasnodar Andrey Rudomakha, leader of Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus (EWNC), was attacked and viciously beaten on December 28. The environmental and human rights defender had to be hospitalized and is currently undergoing treatment. His two colleagues suffered milder injuries. World’s civic organizations condemned the act and demand appropriate approach of…
  • Czech NGO Arnika helped solving tens of environmental problems in Belarus

    27.12.2017 - MINSK
    Czech NGO Arnika helped solving tens of environmental problems in Belarus Tree-cutting, recycling and illegal landfill. Those are the main reasons the Belarusians seek out experts from non-governmental environmental organizations. To make it happen local NGO EcoHome with assistance of Czech organization Arnika launched the Green Line. The success of the consultation service surpassed expectations of its creators. However, people still…
  • No HazMat for the Holidays: Children’s Toys and Hair Accessories on the EU Market Contain Toxic Chemicals

    19.12.2017 - GOTEBÖRG / PRAGUE
    No HazMat for the Holidays: Children’s Toys and Hair Accessories on the EU Market Contain Toxic Chemicals Dangerous levels of toxic industrial chemicals have been found in children’s toys and hair accessories sold in the EU. The Stockholm Convention, a global, legally-binding chemical treaty, allows PBDEs — toxins that are so dangerous they are banned from new production — to enter the recycling stream and end up…
  • EBRD’s loan to Ukrainian agrooligarch postponed… or not?

    8.12.2017 - ZAOZERNE (UKRAINE)
    EBRD’s loan to Ukrainian agrooligarch postponed… or not? Controversial Ukrainian agroholding MHP is seeking the subsidy from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). In order to postpone the decision, an open letter commenting on specific disreputable activities of the conglomerate has been delivered to the bank’s officials by several NGOs. According to them the monopolistic company…
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