Study Finds Toys Made of Black Recycled Plastics Pose Serious Threat to Children’s Health

Study Finds Toys Made of Black Recycled Plastics Pose Serious Threat to Children’s Health

A ground-breaking study analyzing the effects of toxic chemicals in plastic children’s toys and consumer products on human cells demonstrates that toys made from some recycled...

The locals blocked the illegal construction of small hydropower plants on the Bjelava river

The locals blocked the illegal construction of small hydropower plants on the Bjelava river

Despite the ban on public gathering, locals in Foča this morning began blocking the construction of small hydropower plants (SHPPs) Bjelava and Mala Bjelava, and were joined by...

Protecting the environment, preventing conflicts. Bosnia and Herzegovina to receive a new online alerting service made by NGOs

Protecting the environment, preventing conflicts. Bosnia and Herzegovina to receive a new online alerting service made by NGOs

Environmental organizations launched a new Eko-Infotabla portal that aspires to substitute a non-existing governmental environmental information board in Bosnia and Herzegovina....

ARNIKA, Center for Community Mobilization and Support, and EcoLur NGOs applied to the UN for support of residents suffering from the impact of mining and smelting enterprises

ARNIKA, Center for Community Mobilization and Support, and EcoLur NGOs applied to the UN for support of residents suffering from the impact of mining and smelting enterprises

Czech environmental public organization “Arnika”, “Center for Community Mobilization and Support” NGO (Alaverdi, Armenia) and “EcoLur” Informational NGO (Yerevan, Armenia)...

Problems with the Nahatak tailing dump continue: other residents report health problems

Problems with the Nahatak tailing dump continue: other residents report health problems

Although there has recently been a breakthrough in environmental activism in the village of Mets Ayrum, where a local mining company has offered compensation to a family living...

New report found mercury in skin lightening creams

New report found mercury in skin lightening creams

Mercury was detected in products sent for testing from India, Kenya, and Mexico in research undertaken by international network of civil society organizations IPEN. In Mexico,...

“Econline Marathon” launched on World Environmental Education Day brings series of webinars for environmental activists

“Econline Marathon” launched on World Environmental Education Day brings series of webinars for environmental activists

Despite forced self-isolation, environmental activists from the Clean Air for Ukraine project are launching an Environmental Knowledge Marathon. The participants can learn how to...

Good news: EU banned use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

Good news: EU banned use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

On July 4, 2020, a PFOA ban will apply in the EU, which was agreed already in 2019 by the parties of the Stockholm Convention. However, this ban allows for some exemptions, e.g....

Unwanted toxic flame retardants preventing circularity and increasing fire toxicity

Unwanted toxic flame retardants preventing circularity and increasing fire toxicity

The Alliance for Flame Retardant Free Furniture welcomes the New Circular Economy Action Plan and calls on the EU institutions to address the unnecessary and unwanted use of...

International Day of Actions for Rivers: Stopping subsidies for small hydropower plants is crucial for saving the last untouched European Rivers

International Day of Actions for Rivers: Stopping subsidies for small hydropower plants is crucial for saving the last untouched European Rivers

On March 14th, the International Day of Actions for Rivers, the Coalition for Protection of the Rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina calls on the appropriate authorities to...

‘Minamata‘ starring Johnny Depp draws attention to mercury pollution

‘Minamata‘ starring Johnny Depp draws attention to mercury pollution

On Friday, February 21, the movie ‘Minamata‘ starring Johnny Depp had a world premiere at the Berlinale film festival. The film, directed by Andrew Levitas, tells a story of...

Step towards a toxics-free Europe: European Parliament rejected lead In recycled PVC

Step towards a toxics-free Europe: European Parliament rejected lead In recycled PVC

The European Parliament rejected a proposal from the European Commission which would enable recycling of lead-containing PVC for the next 15 years. MEPs agreed with consumers who...