12,000 tons of food products are left unsold and written off at Estonian food stores per year. This makes up approximately 22 billion Euros in monetary terms, reveals a survey performed by the Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre (SEI Tallinn).
The Director-General of the Environmental Board established detailed instructions for the new wild boar hunting season. Driven wild boar hunt and hunting with a dog are also allowed in the areas of infection.
With the Regulation of the Minister of the Environment, a total of three million euros from the European Union Cohesion Fund will be allocated in order to ensure the migration conditions for salmon, brown trout, grayling, and sea trout upstream and downstream on dams.
Minister of the Environment Marko Pomerants approved the national action plan for radioactive waste management, which gives an overview of radioactive waste currently existing and will be generated in the future and their management methods, as well as establishes national policy for radioactive
Minister of the Environment Marko Pomerants approved the directive according to which approximately 80,000 euros will be allocated until 2020 to raise the awareness of companies with regard to energy and resource efficiency.
The Meeting of the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM), which took place in the middle of June in Tallinn, endorsed the Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter in order to reduce marine litter in the Baltic Sea.
The rubbish burning test that was organised by the Ministry of the Environment in cooperation with the Estonian Environmental Research Centre (EERC) showed that burning waste in garden bonfires significantly impairs air quality in the form of carcinogens and negatively affects the human body.
Spring weather certainly attracts fishermen to the water body, however, before going fishing, it is recommended to remind the prohibitions and restrictions in order to avoid going against the law. In addition to the Fishing Rules, also temporary restrictions on fishing should be reviewed.