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Monday, 22.12.2014, 18:16
Estonian waste management company Ragn-Sells announced that it has signed an agreement with the Latvian leading medical and health care waste handling company Lautus SIA; the purchase should create new competition especially in Estonian medical waste management market, LETA/Delfi reports.
Keyword tags: Ecology, Estonia, Health, Latvia, Legislation, Markets and Companies, Mergers and take-overs
In all likelihood, the price for returning used bottles and cans will be unified in Estonia from February 1, 2015 and regardless of the size of the bottles, it will be 10 sents per unit for all plastic, glass and tin containers, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The Estonian Ministry of Environment is investing nearly 60 million euros over five years in the environmental pollution fight capacity, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) published its 5th Assessment Report (AR5), which provides a review of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change. It integrates the results of assessments on the latest research carried out over the past six years. The report will be part of negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2014 in Peru.
According to Statistics Lithuania, in 2013 compared with 2012, expenditure by companies on environmental protection decreased by 38.2% and stood at LTL 309.7 million (EUR 89.7 million), which accounted for 50% of all industrial enterprises' expenditure on environmental protection, informs LETA/ELTA.
Meteorologists say that air quality in Vilnius raises concern, even though they predicted that air quality would improve this week, informs LETA/ELTA.
From 28 to 29 October, the State Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, Andrejs Pildegovics is on a visit to Uzbekistan to take part in an international conference in the city of Urgench entitled: "Development of Cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin to Mitigate the Environmental Catastrophe", reports BC Latvian MFA.