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Saturday, 25.05.2013, 23:09
Taking into consideration that the Freeport of Riga Authority operates in compliance with the environmental policy approved within the framework of the environment management system, the aim of which is to ensure that the Port of Riga becomes one of the environmentally-friendliest ports in the North-Eastern region of the Baltic Sea, reported BC the press service of the port.
Latvia's share of renewable energy in final energy consumption amounted to 33.1% in 2011, the second highest in the European Union, according to the EU's statistical office Eurostat. Estonia's share amounted to 25.9%, Lithuania's – 20.3%, informs LETA.
261 GWh of electricity from renewable energy sources was produced in Estonia in the first three months of the year 2013, which is by a third less than at the same time last year, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
On April 3, 2013, the Freeport of Riga terminals at Sarkandaugava were visited by a group of students from Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (Switzerland) with the aim to see Sarkandaugava historically polluted sites, informed BC the press service of the port.
The traditional Let's Do It! community work day on May 4, 2013, focuses on heritage objects because it is the cultural heritage year, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Marine litter – unfortunately – is emblematic of totally inadequate waste management on land. It is known that 80 % of marine litter is estimated to come from land-based sources; most of that litter is plastic waste. This clearly means that the EU priority has to be a comprehensive approach that targets plastic waste.
On April 2, 2013, a meeting of the Freeport representatives and non-governmental organizations was organized with the aim to find solutions to mitigate air pollution, caused by the companies, operating at the port. It was a great opportunity for NGOs to meet the Freeport staff in charge of environmental issues and to jointly agree on the next steps to improve air quality, informed BC port’s press service.