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F(ol)low the Plastic from source to the sea: Tisza-Danube integrated action plan to eliminate plastic pollution of rivers

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Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic situation and the border restrictions the Presidency Board of the Organising Team decided to postpone ÖKOINDUSTRIA2020. The new date is 28-30 April, 2021.

The annual EWWR Awards Ceremony took place on 25 June online and revealed the names of the most outstanding awareness-raising actions on waste reduction implemented in November 2019.

ISWA is proud to announce our Working Group on Healthcare Waste (WGHCW)'s newest report "Assessment of the Cytotoxic Waste Management in Western Balkan Countries"

Report: https://bit.ly/2YeYlvH

The environmental experts in the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) Awards jury convened online on 2 April to select the finalists of the 2019 edition of the campaign. They shortlisted 16 creative and impactful actions out of a total of 80 nominations. The winners will be announced later this year.

In 2019, the European Week for Waste Reduction called for action under the slogan: “Change your ways, reduce your waste.” Owing to the support of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, the Association of Environmental Enterprises, as the Hungarian coordinator of the event, nominated one action in each category for the international Awards. The Hungarian Awards Ceremony, where the winners will receive their prizes and certificates, will be held in the near future. 

The World Water Day has been celebrated every year the 22nd of March since 1993. This year the theme is ‘Water and Climate Change’, and the purpose is to show the close and interdependent link between water and climate change.

Béla Francz, the Hungarian-speaking folk-tale hero

In February 2020 two members of the Tisza Plastic Cup Movement – waste management professional Gergely Hankó and nature documentary film maker Attila Dávid Molnár – went to Uzhhorod, Ukraine.

At the handover ceremony, Nikolay Kosov, Chairman of the Board of the IIB, highlighted the importance of environment protection and renewable energy.

The Plastic Cup has cleaned the Tisza and its floodplains from 70 tonnes of waste since its launch seven years ago. The regions of the Upper Tisza and the Lake Tisza can already sigh with relief, but there are still many areas waiting for intervention.

This year the European Weak for Waste Reduction started off with 16,570 actions, to which Hungary added 411 new ideas, making the country the 4th most prolific nation among the 30 participants regarding the number of initiatives.

The  European Week for Waste Reduction(EWWR) is back for another intensive week of awareness-raising events from 16 to 24 November 2019. For its 11th edition, over 16,500 actions related to waste reduction, products reuse, materials recycling, as well as clean- ups will be carried out across 30 countries in Europe and beyond.

The host country for the workshop, Poland, has recently introduced risk-based policy and legislation.

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2019. september 30. – Recent years have seen a real “gold rush” in the construction of solar panel parks in Hungary.

Plastic Cup founder Attila Dávid Molnár (left), chief organizer Viktória Doró and Gergely Hankó project coordinator (right) with the grant certificate.

Participants of the environmental initiative Plastic Cup have removed approximately 70 tons of contamination from the river Tisza.

Download the provisinal program.

After the floods of the last few weeks, a record amount of waste consisting of driftwood and household garbage – mainly plastic – has hit the Kisköre dam again.

GreenPack project has been financed by the European Commission and aims to radically change the market of food trays. Research activities officially started on the 1st of December 2013 under Grant Agreement no. 605698 with the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission. 

The project is coming to an end and HAEE is organizing a DEMO Session in Budapest on the 1st of July, 2019.

The Hungarian Association of Environmental Enterprises would like to invite you to participate at our biennal conference!

RE-BROWN – Conference on Remediation and Brownfield Investments

The 2019 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2019) entitled ‘Leaving No One Behind’ seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, how improvements in water resources management and access to water supply and sanitation services are essential to overcoming poverty and addressing various other social and economic inequities.

From 12-14 June 2019, NICOLE's spring Workshop will be held in Lyon, France.
The topic of the workshop will be Smart Land Management Solutions (case studies).

The Association of Environmental Enterprises is pleased to announce

their call for presentations for their conference:

Remediation and Brownfield Investments

 

Date: May 14-15, 2019 (Tuesday and Wednesday) 

Organisation Committee:

Dr. Anikó Somody, Remediation and Damage Control Working Party in AEE
Mária Bálint, Bálint Analitika Kft.
Gábor Hasznos, Ministry of Agriculture
Lonsták László, GeoConnect Kft.
Irma Zöldi, Hungarian General Directorate of Water Management (OVF)

The Remediation and Damage Control Working Party in the Association of Environmental Enterprises has organised successful professional conferences every two years since 1999, to present the results and challenges of remediation, to share the latest R&D results and the findings of experts, and to learn about the possible financial resources for the next period. The conference planned for 2019 provides an opportunity to present the latest R&D results and technological solutions, the measuring and sampling methods for newly discovered pollutants, and the results of the investigation on environmental and health hazards at abandoned, contaminated industrial areas. The current challenges and results of the brownfield area rehabilitation and of the environmental remediation of contaminated areas will be presented through national and international case studies. Companies owning the contaminated areas, state officials, experts of public authorities and legislative bodies will participate at the conference in addition to professional organizations, experts and companies responsible for the analyzing and the implementing, and illustrious members of the academic community.

We are looking for applications in the following topics:

  • presenting the research results of academies, universities and other research centres
  • introducing R&D and innovative projects executed in the 2014-2020 EU funding period
  • 2014-2020 Territorial and settlement development OP 2.2.0 – brownfield related tasks at local governments
  • Environmental and Energy Efficiency OP 3.3 – damage control areas
  • areas contaminated with chlorinated hydrocarbons, ideas for damage control
  • complex damage control
  • monitored natural decomposition
  • observations on the remediation of fresh water, catchment plains and sediment
  • possibilities for utilizing remediated areas
  • observations on utilizing brownfield areas
  • the afterlife of remediation
  • taking and preparing samples, measuring accuracy, analytics for remediation
  • brownfield investment – remediation

Presentations should last maximum 20 minutes. The Organisation Committee decides about accepting presentations.

Timeline:

Submitting the title and a short introduction (2-3 lines) and submitting a 1-page-long abstract: 30 March 2019.

Informing the applicants about the Committee’s decision:5 April 2019.

For application and further information please contact us:

Környezetvédelmi Szolgáltatók és Gyártók Szövetsége (Association of Environmental Enterprises)

1024 Budapest, Keleti Károly u. 11/A. , Tel: 1-350-7271, 1-350-7274, 20/ 364 0964
E-mail: kszgysz [AT] kszgysz [DOT] hu  Web: www.kszgysz.hu

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Participation within the international Exhibition of equipment and technologies for municipal and industrial sewage treatment Waste Water Management 2019 (9-10 April, Kyiv, Ukraine) with a joined stand.

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danubeday

28 June 2018, Budapest

A day dedicated to stop plastic floods

International workshop and round table discussion

Accompanied by PLASTIC Cup and Trash Art exhibition

 

 CONCEPT & DRAFT AGENDA

“Empty plastic bottles, mixed with other waste, are dumped year by year on the river banks and are flushed downstream during flood events. This pollution could be highly visible resulting in curtains of plastic on riparian vegetation. Plastic waste also could be buried on the floodplains by fluvial sediments, or microparticulation poses an invisible threat for the wildlife and for humans. In all respects that has resulted in cross-border complaints from downstream countries. The signs of this pollution are intensely present throughout the whole Tisza basin and reach the main Danube River where this plastic waste can also be seen in the main protected areas of the Danube Delta and has an impact on the Black Sea environment.”

The Danube – Day is a celebration of healthier rivers following 24 years of ground-breaking international cooperation. In June and July, festivals along the Danube, public meetings, educational events, enjoyments pay tribute to the Danube rivers, their inhabitants and celebrate the beauty of the river’s nature, which is always around us, even if we not always recognize its assets.

Surveyed areas: from Tiszújlak (Вилок) to Nagyszőlős (Виноградів), and from Visk (Вишково) to Huszt (Хуст)

Time: fall of 2018

Numerous areas polluted by litter as result of human inattention perturb the beauty of natural habitats and watercourses of Transcarpathia.

Date: October 18-19, 2018

Location:

Visk/Vyshkove (Ukrajna) Vulytsya Chervona Ploshcha 1., Zakarpats'ka oblast, 90454
GPS: 48°02'56.0"N 23°25'12.1"E, 48.048890, 23.420016

Patrons:

Moszkal Hennagyij Hennagyijovics, President of the Regional Central State Office for Administration of Transcarpathia
and István Grezsa, Ministerial Commissioner for the Development of Transcarpathia and the Carpathian Basin Nursery School Development Program

With the support of: Bethlen Gábor Fund

Participants: Decision makers from Ukraine and Hungary, authorities responsible for waste and water management, member companies of the Hungarian Association of Environmental Enterprises, representatives of environmental laboratories, researchers, environment and nature conservation NGOs, competent state administration bodies

 The working language of the Conference is Hungarian and Ukrainian. Simultaneous translation will be provided (by the organizers)

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The European Water Association (EWA) invited their national and corporate members to a Water Breakfast at the European Parliament in Strasbourg to discuss the upcoming developments in EU Water Policy.

The Ukrainian National Waste Management Strategy until 2030 – which aims at curbing the presently critical waste producing and managing practices – was published at the end of 2017. It determines the administrative agenda and the course of waste management, while observing EU directives. It can also fill us with hope, since their deficiencies weigh heavily on us, too.

The Ukrainian economy still employs mostly outdated technologies, which not only produce a considerable amount of waste, but also continually recreate the problem. Its effects can clearly be observed in the environment as well as in the welfare and health of people.

Replacing concrete pavements with wetlands, green rooftops and rain gardens means stormwater is absorbed back into the land, making water work for the city instead of against it

A small part of Shanghai is turning greener, street by street.

Mass-produced plastics were introduced around the middle of the last century as a miracle material — light, mouldable, durable and strong. Since then, the production of plastics has increased rapidly, bringing many benefits to society. Now, some 70 years later, annual plastics production is more than 300 million tonnes, and we have begun to understand the true legacy of these products: they never fully ‘disappear’ from the environment.

This large clean-up of Tisza river will stay with us for a while though

The sixth PLASTIC Cup last week attracted record breaking number of participants at the Upper Tisza river, Hungary. The traditional clean-up event was organized between Szatmárcseke and Tiszamogyorós this year, and unfortunately it broke all previous records. On the clean-up action with a 74 kilometre track, enthusiastic volunteers and registered teams collected 10 tonnes of waste, and at the end, the Cup went far away from Tisza.

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