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Thursday, 25.08.2016, 14:24
Citing a EU directive, the Estonian Ministry of Environment wishes to ban free lightweight plastic bags in stores from July 2017 and to raise the price of plastic carrier bags available in stores to up to one euro apiece from 2019, write LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Ecology, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Good for Business, Retail, Society
The Commission has adopted a new set of ecological criteria under the EU Ecolabel scheme for computers (personal, notebook and tablet computers), furniture and footwear. Manufacturers wishing to benefit from the EU Ecolabel have to comply with strict requirements that focus on the environmental performance of the product, product safety and social aspects.
In order to replenish fish stocks, over 6.02 million fish fry per year will be released in Latvian waters throughout the country the next four years, including lakes, rivers, reservoirs and in the Baltic Sea, LETA was informed by the Agriculture Ministry.
The Supervisory Board of the Environmental Investment Centre (KIK) has chosen to support 365 environmental projects in Estonia with a total of 27,813,403 euros, reports news.err.ee.
The Latvian Minister for Environment and Regional Development, Kaspars Gerhards (National Alliance) has received a promise from the EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Canete, about continuing a dialogue about Latvia’s special situation regarding climate policy, informs LETA.
Rigas Satiksme municipal public transport company plans on building a hydrogen fueling station for EUR 4.5 million, the company's representative Didzis Stepe told the press on June 16th, cites LETA.
The land area under organic management in Estonia expanded by 8.1% during 2015 to 170,800 hectares at the end of the year, making up 17% of the country's total agricultural land, a survey published by the Ministry of Rural Affairs indicates, cites LETA/BNS.