2014. október 30. 14:49

Recycling targets tabled by the outgoing European Commission are too ambitious, according to the majority of member states.

2014. október 28. 10:34

A maximum limit for non-plastic impurities of 2% is proposed by the Commission’s scientific service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC). This limit is likely to be one of the main points of debate in the coming months as criteria are finalised, plastics industry experts said. The proposal also specifies that EoW plastic should have no hazardous properties and should not come into contact with contaminants during processing.

2014. október 17. 10:44

házRemember video cassettes, those big black boxes that played pictures? Rendered useless by DVDs, they’ve found a new purpose. Some 4,000 of them have built a house, along with two tonnes of denim jeans, 2,000 used carpet tiles and 20,000 toothbrushes.

2014. október 08. 15:02

The nationwide campaign was launched to coincide with the birthday of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi. The day is traditionally celebrated as a national holiday, but this year civil servants and pupils in government-run schools are not having time off. Instead they are busy sweeping away the dirt and dust in their offices and schools - and even cleaning the toilets.

2014. október 02. 12:47

Representatives of Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania agreed a joint position on the three major current EU environment dossiers at a meeting in Bratislava on Tuesday. The so-called V4+ group are strengthening their negotiating power in Europe by co-ordinating their positions on the 2030 climate and energy targets, new air pollution caps, and the ‘circular economy’ package of waste and recycling goals.

2014. október 01. 10:14

SACRAMENTO, California - Under SB270, plastic bags will be phased out of checkout counters at large grocery stores and supermarkets such as Wal-Mart and Target starting next summer, and convenience stores and pharmacies in 2016. The law does not apply to bags used for fruits, vegetables or meats, or to shopping bags used at other retailers. It allows grocers to charge a fee of at least 10 cents for using paper bags.

2014. szeptember 26. 15:23

Stefaan Vergote of the European Commission energy department's economic analysis unit welcomed the work at a time when the Commission is revising its impact assessment guidelines. Impact assessments have grown “enormously” in importance due to increasing policy interactions, he said. The work is also timely because it comes in the middle of the 2030 climate and energy package discussion, he added, and at a time when the Commission is looking to increase internal coherence by introducing “transversal” vice presidents, as well as combining portfolios such as climate and energy.

2014. szeptember 23. 15:47

The capital’s teleheating company (Főtáv Zrt.) has stated that the development will increase the efficiency of the waste incineration system, thus decreasing the dependency on natural gas and the emission of greenhouse gases. The current system is not suitable to increase the amount of the low-cost heat energy.

2014. szeptember 11. 12:20

2014. szeptember 04. 12:14

Nearly half the world’s trash is burned in the open, spewing pollutants into the atmosphere that contribute to climate change and affect human health, according to a new study.

Since such burning is largely unregulated and unreported, emissions of some pollutants have been underestimated by as much as 40 percent, said the researchers, who published their findings in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.