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The Hungarian Association of Environmental Enterprises (HAEE) is a nonprofit advocacy organization, established 30 years ago. At present with 255 member companies, which are important economic operators of the Hungarian green industry covering a wide range of activities.

HAEE members are companies providing environmental services, R&D institutes, manufacturers & distributors, universities and green NGOs, who work to observe and enforce the local, regional and global goals, principles and priorities of environment and nature protection.

They promote protecting biodiversity, achieving the goals of climate policy, conserving natural resources, implementing circular economy, and also the economical and effective usage of materials and energy. The aim is to improve environmental processes and activities both at national and international level, with special regard to the Carpathian Basin, The Danube River Catchment Area and the V4 cooperation.

 

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International memberships

Our Association is an active member in 3 international associations (ISWANICOLEEWA) to enhance the cooperation between the global initiatives and organizes national and international conferences, attends and represents the Hungarian industry in international forums, negotiations, joint economic committees, B2B events (on average 10-15 conferences are organized by HAEE yearly).

 

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Advocacy

The Association is a professional partner of the Hungarian legislative preparation and drafting bodies. In the course of its advocacy work, it brings together, shapes and communicates professional opinions and suggestions on government concepts, plans and regulations. Assists enterprises in interpretation matters and official procedures and in the fulfillment of their obligations, requests a resolution if necessary, gives a proposal, or participates in the elaboration of studies preparatory to a professional decision.

Conferences

The Association organizes a number of conferences and workshops a year to give a platform for disseminating and sharing professional information.

The National Meeting and Award Ceremony for Environmental Protection is organized by the Association with the participation of the relevant stakeholders of the green industry, members of diplomatic missions and member companies. At this prestigious event, the Awards for Environmental Protection, established by the HAEE, are given in three categories for those who have significantly contributed to improving the state of the environment: private individuals, companies and students as rising stars.

Green Industry Study

We publish every second year the Green Industry Study, involving 30 experts representing the Hungarian environmental industry with the purpose to summarise the sectors’ achievements, main tasks, targets and opportunities for the future (https://kszgysz.hu/szovetsegi-hirek/megjelent-azoldgazdasag2021). 

Clusters

The activities of the Association are complemented by two clusters:

logo irassal EN kicsiKEXPORT Cluster promotes member companies’ international success by supporting the export activities of the environmental industry. The purpose of the cluster is to open up new business opportunities, to discover cooperation possibilities in foreign markets and to generate common projects through common international marketing.

aszek logo 100ASZEK Cluster of Accredited Organizations was established to professionally represent the interests of those with domestic accreditation. The cluster is open to every organization – not exclusively in the environmental industry – that has accreditation in Hungary or has officially requested it

 

ÖKOINDUSTRIA Green Expo

We have been organising the ÖKOINDUSTRIA International Green Expo for environmental services and products since 2009, the last edition was organized successfully virtual between 28-30 April in 2021due to the pandemic situation, but 7th ÖKOINDUSTRIA is scheduled for the spring of 2023 offline with personal attendance.

Projects:

Round table and brainstorming sessions for a clean Tisza, Plastic Cup, Green Dot, Green-Pack, awareness-raising, job fairs, XIR, preparing strategies, Award for Environmental Protection

XIR database

We operate a database at www.kszgysz.hu (http://xir.hu) XIR, which contains companies of the environmental industry. The registration to the database is free of charge.

Working Groups 

The Association manages working groups with the participation of the representatives of its member companies to promote efficiency in the operation of the sector and the member companies. Our working groups are Environmental Communication and Information Technology (awareness-raising and education), Prevention of Littering, Measuring – Sampling, Remediation and Damage Control, Waste Prevention and Waste Management, Water Management and Water Conservation, Innovation, Plastic Waste Management and Recycling.

Benefits of the membership:

  • a community in the green industry – which inspires, motivates and generates innovation,
  • knowledge center – which gives access to information relevant to the sector, and o­ers possibilities to implement professional recommendations,
  • a community of like-minded individuals – shaping the way to sustainability and circular economy,
  • relational capital – forming business partnerships for economic viability and efficiency,
  • green marketing consulting in the sector,
  • discounts for participations at professional events and in media appearances
  • prompting members’ participation in the dual education system,
  • writing applications, participating in national and international tenders,
  • organizing networking events
  • established media relations allowing to introduce and popularize eco-industrial activities,
  • in our newsletters, we keep our members informed of the current events, the tenders and the legislative changes in the green industry,
  • business partnership – mediation in products and services related to the green industry,
  • ÖKOINDUSTRIA International Environmental Industry Exhibition organized every second year – ÖKOINDUSTRIA Grand Prize,
  • yearly National Environmental Protection Meeting focusing on networking

News

6 Countries Are Adopting Our Best Practices
18 Jan 2022 07:56

PRESS RELEASE 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, le [ ... ]

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Analysis of wastewater treatment plants along the Hungarian ...
10 Jan 2022 08:01

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.

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More than 12,400 actions for the edition on circular communi...
18 Dec 2021 19:58

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.

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Over 12,400 actions on reduce, reuse, recycle and clean-ups ...
24 Nov 2021 07:58

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

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The Plastic Cup Mapped the Waste Situation at the Tisza from...
25 Nov 2021 11:25

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.

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SUMMARY of the VI. Regional Tisza Roundtable
28 Oct 2021 15:30

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.

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Pollution and barriers are key problems for Europe’s waters...
05 Oct 2021 10:33

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.

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Plastic Litter from the Danube river to become new durable p...
21 Sep 2021 07:04

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.

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Hungary’s Plastic Guide
11 Oct 2021 08:31

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). 

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Partner meeting and study tour at the Lake Tisza (PET Cup
19 Jul 2021 10:11

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

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ÖKOINDUSTRIA2021 Press release
05 May 2021 13:33

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.

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European Week for Waste Reduction jury selects finalists of ...
01 Apr 2021 10:34

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.

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Biodiversity is our insurance” – Interview with Researcher D...
23 Mar 2021 12:18

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.

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European Commission recognises Europe's greenest businesses
08 Dec 2020 11:49

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).

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Tid(y)Up! international online conference summary
24 Nov 2020 09:06

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.

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Summary of ÖKOINDUSTRIA Online Intro
14 Nov 2020 13:19

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.

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INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme
16 Nov 2021 13:03

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

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The European Week for Waste Reduction rewards its best actio...
29 Jun 2020 07:52

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.

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Assessment of the Cytotoxic Waste Management in Western Balk...
22 Jun 2020 09:56

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

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The European Week for Waste Reduction Jury selects finalists...
06 Apr 2020 10:09

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.

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