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Local “rust belts” and brownfield investments

organised by the

Hungarian Association of Environmental Enterprises (HAEE)

at the National University of Public Service

29-30 November 2022 

The patron of the conference was the Deputy State Secretary for the Environment of the Ministry of Technology and Industry.

During the two-day conference, participants got an insight into the global trends in the remediation of contaminated sites and the framework and developments of Hungarian national programmes. They could learn about the latest technological solutions in pollution measurement and sampling or different remediation procedures.  Several remediation results were presented at the event that address environmental and health risks.

A new comprehensive and an easy to comprehend ‘Plastic Guide’ was born in cooperation with Danone Hungary and the Hungarian Association of Environmental Enterprises (HAEE a highly recognized NGO in the field of sustainability). 

Sell, donate, dispose of or recycle: The Austrian waste management companies are calling on the population to clean out. A recent VOEB study shows that 80 percent of Austrians keep clothes, mobile phones, children's toys or household appliances even though they are no longer needed. The circular economy thus misses out on valuable raw materials. Gen Z are collection masters, the baby boomer generation are disposal professionals.

Our team closed really exciting days at Tid(y) Up! Project Partner meeting hosted near Tisza river.

The EWWR 2022 is going great! Wonderful actions are arriving from different cities and regions in Europe and beyond. The registration for this 14th edition, which is focused on Circular and Sustainable Textiles, will close on 13 November.

The ÖKOINDUSTRIA 2021 green fair and conference focused on the issues of circular economy, water management and electromobility, while enabling Hungarian innovations worthy of international interest to introduce themselves.

Párisi Udvar Hotel, Budapest, Hungary, 01 June 2022

What is the purpose of this workshop?

This high-level event will inform you about the latest developments and tools of Industrial Symbiosis in Hungary and in the European Union.

The environmental experts in the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) Awards jury convened online on 31 March to select the finalists of the 2020 edition of the campaign. The jury shortlisted 16 creative and impactful actions out of a total of 84 nominations. The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 1 June.

Fresh international legislative and environmental survey has been published on surface water quality based on the recommendations of Austrian, Slovakian, Hungarian, Serbian, Romanian, Bulgarian and Ukrainian organisations.

Dr Dóra Drexler is the cofounder and director of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi), known for its work with Hungarian landrace tomato varieties.

Summary of key findings published for the sixth IPCC assessment report, which was compiled by our intern, Annamária Földi.


On 3 November 2020, during the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference, the European Commission announced the winners of the 2020-2021 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).

An environmental feature documentary about Ukraine’s efforts to stop its transnational plastic pollution of rivers

On the second day of the programme, the Tid(y)Up - Save Our Rivers! INTERREG DTP project conference was held within the framework of the Danube Transnational Programme, co-financed by the EU.


Imagine a plastic free riverside snack bar or camp site… No plastic plates or cutleries, selective waste collection is in use, and the beach is kept clean. Imagine institutions, schools, local governments that teach, deem vital and demonstrate with their daily operations how to lead a sustainable and eco-friendly life by minimising waste generation. And if you have imagined it, let’s do it!

The ÖKOINDUSTRIA ONLINE INTRO event from November 4-6 took place as a preliminary program of the Budapest ÖKOINDUSTRIA Green Expo to be organised at April 28-30, 2021.

The objectives of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) launched in 2011 with the participation of 14 countries include contribution to the preservation of the quality of waters through preventing and reducing water pollution, and thereby to the maintenance of human health and adequate status of freshwater ecosystems in the Danube Region.

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

Short project summary

The 13th edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) has come to an end and it showcased more than 12,400 actions to promote a circular and less-waste world.

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.

The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is back for another intensive week of awareness-raising events from 20 to 28 November 2021.

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"


Nearly 4000 polluted areas registered on the new waste map

The cross-border programme launched by the Plastic Cup two years ago and sponsored by International Investment Bank (IIB) resulted in a great Tisza Expedition, which mapped the total length of the river.

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.

The VI. Regional Tisza Roundtable was held on 13rd September 2021, in Tokaj, as the final chord of the II. Bodrog Plastic Cup and the Interreg DTP Tid(y)Up project, by the Association of Environmental Enterprises and the Filmjungle Association.

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.

According to the European Environmental Agency (EEA) report most of Europe’s water bodies are polluted with agricultural and urban waste and are insufficiently managed. Industry and domestic waste water contributes to the deterioration of the water quality. However, solutions to the issue do exist already, yet they are not adopted widely.

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. 

On Tuesday September 21st the first Litter Trap in the Danube river, Budapest will officially be opened. The project is a wide collaboration of different organizations that together launch and present the project in front of Budapest University of Technology and Economics on the 21st of September 2021 at 11:00h.

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.

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