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30.03.2015|Ministry of the Environment

The Ministry of the Environment is awaiting Nature Conservation Award and Honorary Nature Conservation Badges nominees

Until 15th April, the Ministry of the Environment is awaiting proposals for Eerik Kumar Nature Conservation Award and Estonian Honorary Nature Conservation Badge nominees.
30.03.2015|Ministry of the Environment

Ministry of the Environment: Zander stock of Pärnu Bay needs protection

At a meeting in Pärnu today, between the Ministry of the Environment and fishermen, the future of zander in Pärnu Bay will be under discussion. Zander catches may be significantly higher and there is a need to consider additional measures for increasing the zander stock.
30.03.2015|Ministry of the Environment

Ministry of the Environment: Pollution of agricultural origin needs to be reversed to a declining trend

Ministry of the Environment met today with the Ministry of Agriculture and representatives of the farmers to discuss how to reduce the pollution of agricultural origin.
30.03.2015|Ministry of the Environment

Study: Residents of Estonia throw away almost € 63 million worth of food

The study carried out for the Ministry of the Environment shows that around one third of the food thrown away in Estonian households is a loss of food or wasted food which could be avoided by better planning.
12.03.2015|Ministry of the Environment

The fourth Estonian company earned the European Union Ecolabel

Today, Minister of the Environment Mati Raidma awards the European Union Ecolabel to Estko AS, a company engaged in the production and sales of cleaning products. Only four Estonian companies are allowed to use the European Union Ecolabel on their products.
12.03.2015|Ministry of the Environment

The Ministry of the Environment starts to monitor new substances hazardous to the aquatic environment

The European Commission has decided to thoroughly monitor ten new hazardous substances, causing irreversible deleterious changes in living organisms, for example, diseases or genetic abnormalities.
12.03.2015|Ministry of the Environment

The Government will purchase the Sindi dam

The Ministry of the Environment and the owner of the Sindi dam, Raju AS, concluded an agreement on selling the dam facilities to the Government in order to restore virtually destroyed salmon population in the Pärnu River. This would double salmon abundance in Estonia.
17.02.2015|Ministry of the Environment

Ministry of the Environment: The water contact of hazardous substances must be reduced

The representatives of the Ministry of the Environment and the Estonian Water Companies Association met today in order to discuss how to reduce the influence of hazardous substances to the aquatic environment.
17.02.2015|Ministry of the Environment

Estonia starts to trade with greenhouse gas emissions under the new scheme

The Riigikogu approved the new greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme, which will operate in parallel with market-driven European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
Olmejäätmeid koos pakendijäätmetega tekib inimese kohta ligi 400 kilogrammi aastas.
11.02.2015|Ministry of the Environment

Mati Raidma: The Estonian Competition Authority has repeatedly referred to the lack of competition in the recycling sector

Minister of the Environment Mati Raidma comment to the article that was published in Eesti Ekspress today – “Reform Party is pushing through the interests of recyclers”:

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