As developing countries stay vulnerable, struggle for stricter POPs limits continues

As developing countries stay vulnerable, struggle for stricter POPs limits continues

The Nexus3 Foundation (Indonesia), together with the Arnika Association (Czech Republic), and the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) keep calling on the...

Kazakhstan: Citizens gathered to rescue the “green heart” of Karaganda

Kazakhstan: Citizens gathered to rescue the “green heart” of Karaganda

On June 11, citizens of Karaganda attended an environmental rally – the first environmental protest in the city’s history. What brought the people there? Their joint will to...

First aid kits and hope sent to Ukraine

First aid kits and hope sent to Ukraine

Beautiful summer days are coming, you feel relaxed, and other people’s suffering seems so distant. We wondered if you still can perceive the problems of Ukrainians there after...

A Thai activist: stricter limits on POPs and proper categorization of e-waste will reduce its importation into Thailand

A Thai activist: stricter limits on POPs and proper categorization of e-waste will reduce its importation into Thailand

A conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions is happening in Geneva. A delegation from the NGO Ecological Alert and Recovery – Thailand...

Arnika’s interventions at BRS meeting: Health and environment must be the priority criterion

Arnika’s interventions at BRS meeting: Health and environment must be the priority criterion

Arnika’s lead expert Jindřich Petrlík and IPEN Global Researcher based in Arnika Jitka Straková called for improvements of the Stockholm convention in their interventions at the...

BRS side event: POPs threaten the global circular economy

BRS side event: POPs threaten the global circular economy

An important conference of parties of Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm conventions takes place in Geneva these days. Arnika and the International Pollutants Elimination Network...

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

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....

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...

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 continued to map pollution in the Armenian regions of Tumanyan...

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 factsheet

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...

Faces of Ukraine – the stories of people you helped

Faces of Ukraine – the stories of people you helped

When we announced a public call for help to Ukraine, we had no idea how promptly and actively you were going to respond. We were pleasantly surprised by your willingness to help...

Thai activists sue the government for insufficient activity against PM2.5 pollution

Thai activists sue the government for insufficient activity against PM2.5 pollution

Representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs) and environmental advocates filed a lawsuit against three Thai public departments on March 22nd. They did so after a joint...