Chemical health hazards found in plastic products from 11 African and Arabic countries

A new report finds that many toys and other products made from recycled plastic sold in Africa and Arabic countries contain dioxins at levels equivalent to hazardous waste. Environmental groups call for support for...
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The EU Council pushes for dangerously high dioxin levels

The EU Council pushes for dangerously high dioxin levels

(Prague, Gothenburg) In an alarming proposal for strengthening the limits of the most toxic chemical in waste, the Council of the European Union under the French presidency pushes to set extremely high limits for cancer-causing dioxins allowed in waste, favoring the health and environment costs that would follow this decision.

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European Parliament takes groundbreaking first step to reduce the spread of dangerous chemicals from waste

European Parliament takes groundbreaking first step to reduce the spread of dangerous chemicals fr...

The European Parliament yesterday proposed a significant reduction in the concentrations of dangerous chemicals known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) [1] allowed in...

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Another study confirms the vulnerability of the child population in the mining regions of Armenia

Another study confirms the vulnerability of the child population in the mining regions of Armenia

In 2021, together with our Armenian partners, the Center for Community Mobilization and Support (CCMS) and EcoLur, we continued to map pollution in the Armenian regions of...

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Stricter limits on POPs do not necessarily mean more waste incineration, explains IPEN in its new factsheet

Stricter limits on POPs do not necessarily mean more waste incineration, explains IPEN in its new ...

A new factsheet published by the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) claims that the European Union has a unique opportunity to prevent toxic recycling. It could...

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About us

arnika Fotor

Arnika is a Czech non-profit organization that has been uniting people striving for a better environment since 2001.

Our mission is to protect nature and a healthy environment for future generations both in Czechia and abroad. In our activities, we rely on three components - public involvement in the decision-making process, expert opinions and justified requests, and media coverage of the problems. In the long-term, we are promoting less waste and hazardous substances, wild living rivers and diverse nature, and the right of citizens to make decisions about the environment.

Our stories with a happy ending prove that the work of the people in Arnika brings concrete results. We are constantly working to keep it that way. However, Arnika's list of successes would be much shorter without the help of volunteers and sponsors.

We are members of international & Czech associations:

Our international activities are kindly supported by individual donors and the following funds:

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Publications

Hard data and scientific evidence and solutions are needed to promote public awareness as well as to be able to demand legislative changes in the partner countries. That is why we publish a number of professional publications presenting the results of our samplings, but also law analyses, case studies and practical manuals.
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