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Sunday, 30.08.2015, 16:57
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is acquiring a minority stake in Eco Baltia JSC, a leading provider of waste treatment in Latvia and the Baltic states. The Bank’s investment of €10 million will be used to finance construction of a mechanical biological treatment plant for household waste.
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Only one municipality in Latvia has joined the European Commission's initiative "Mayors Adapt", the aim of which is to urge cities to adapt to climate change, the Union of Municipalities of Latvia told LETA.
A total of 54,836 tonnes of packaging was channelled to the Estonian market last year, of which 40,887 tonnes Eesti Pakendiringlus sent into recycling, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Klaipeda combined heat and power plant Fortum Klaipeda intends to move from biofuel and incinerate only waste. Fortum Klaipeda power plant, operating since spring 2013, is generating heat and electricity by incinerating sorted municipal waste, non-hazardous industrial waste and biofuel, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaru ekspresas.
The Skonto buve construction company is continuing liquidation of acid waste ponds in Incukalns even though the State Environmental Service said yesterday that it would take the project over; likewise, the company's contract with the Environmental Service on liquidation of the acid waste ponds still stands, Skonto buve spokeswoman Ilga Sokolova told LETA.
Tukums Regional Council is planning to extend the state of emergency at Slokenbeka's Dzirnavu Lake until August 3, 2015, as the council's representative Liene Zervena told LETA.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas met with the delegation of the large Japanese corporation Mitsubishi on July 10th 2015, led by its long-term President and current Honorary Chairman Mikio Sasaki; during the meeting, the current cooperation was acknowledged and interest regarding the continuation of the latter was confirmed, reported BC the government communication unit.