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...

Breakthrough in Armenian environmental activism: mining company acknowledges environmental impact, offers compensation

Breakthrough in Armenian environmental activism: mining company acknowledges environmental impact, offers compensation

One of the families who took part in last year's research of pollution in industrial areas of Armenia, conducted by Arnika and its partner organizations, are about to receive...

Four Thai organisations received funding to fight back against pollution

Four Thai organisations received funding to fight back against pollution

Four environmental justice groups based in Thailand received funds to help them fight pollution in their local areas. This is a part of the sub-grants programme of environmental...

‘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...

Environmental health groups celebrate the end to EU allowance for banned flame retardant chemicals to enter recycling streams & new products

Environmental health groups celebrate the end to EU allowance for banned flame retardant chemicals to enter recycling streams & new products

The European Union (EU) has taken an important step towards cleaning up its recycling; it will no longer allow materials containing a class of toxic, globally banned flame...

Fish from the Red list of endangered species sold at Chisinau markets

Fish from the Red list of endangered species sold at Chisinau markets

The network of Moldovan non-governmental organizations of river keepers Eco-TIRAS informed that vyrezub (Rutilus frisii, or Black Sea roach) - a fish from the Red list of...

Declaration for the protection of Western Balkans Rivers demands the moratorium on construction of hydropower plants

Declaration for the protection of Western Balkans Rivers demands the moratorium on construction of hydropower plants

A joint 'Declaration on the Protection of the Western Balkans Rivers' has been adopted by participants of an International River Conference and several other environmental groups...

Ukrainians got non-stop online access to air pollution data

Ukrainians got non-stop online access to air pollution data

As a part of the international project Clear Air for Ukraine, the members of Ukrainian organisation Eco City, together with regional partners and with support from Czech NGO...

Toxic pollution of soil confirmed in Northern Armenia

Toxic pollution of soil confirmed in Northern Armenia

High levels of dangerous chemicals in the soil of Lorri Province were reported in an analysis published today by Arnika and the Center for Community Mobilisation and Support...

Long awaited global ban on exporting hazardous waste to developing countries becomes law today!

Long awaited global ban on exporting hazardous waste to developing countries becomes law today!

The Basel Ban Amendment, adopted by the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous and Their Disposal in 1995, today becomes...