Highly Toxic Chemicals from Plastic Waste Contaminate Kenya’s Food Chain and Products

Highly Toxic Chemicals from Plastic Waste Contaminate Kenya’s Food Chain and Products

As BRS COPs launch a “PCB Fair,” a new study shows that free-range eggs and recycled plastic products from Kenya contain high levels of dioxin-like PCBs and other toxic...

Study Finds High Levels of Toxic Plastic Flame Retardant in Blood Samples of Thai E-Waste and Vehicle Recycling Workers

Study Finds High Levels of Toxic Plastic Flame Retardant in Blood Samples of Thai E-Waste and Vehicle Recycling Workers

At international meetings this week, Stockholm Convention delegates will decide on a global ban on the plastics chemical, Dechlorane Plus. IPEN and its member groups from around...

Experts have calculated the economic losses caused by bad air quality in Jakarta. How is the state responding?

Experts have calculated the economic losses caused by bad air quality in Jakarta. How is the state responding?

Jakarta is the clear winner in the air pollution rankings. This victory is more of a demonstration of defeat in the fight for a better environment. Further delays in addressing...

The main goal of the Stockholm Convention must be to protect health and the environment: the intervention of Jindřich Petrlík at the Stockholm Convention 2023 COP

The main goal of the Stockholm Convention must be to protect health and the environment: the intervention of Jindřich Petrlík at the Stockholm Convention 2023 COP

On Monday 1 May 2023, the negotiations of the Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam Conventions, which aim to protect the planet from pollution by the world's most toxic substances,...

IPEN Urges BRS COPs Delegates to Follow the Science, Ban Dangerous Chemicals Without Exemptions

IPEN Urges BRS COPs Delegates to Follow the Science, Ban Dangerous Chemicals Without Exemptions

IPEN [1] network groups say delegates should reject chemical recycling for plastic wastes-- a polluting, unproven technology -- and support clean non-combustion technologies for...

The “EcoMuseum Cinema”: Before The Flood

The “EcoMuseum Cinema”: Before The Flood

We celebrated the International Day of Mother Earth with a small group of enthusiasts by watching the movie “Before the Flood”. The documentary was written by Mark Monroe,...

International Mother Earth Day at EcoMuseum

International Mother Earth Day at EcoMuseum

The Karaganda-based NGO EcoMuseum invites you to celebrate International Mother Earth Day this Sunday, April 23. Together we will watch the documentary film “ Before the Flood ”...

IPCC released the 6th assessment report on climate change. Should we be worried (again)?

IPCC released the 6th assessment report on climate change. Should we be worried (again)?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its 6th Climate Change Assessment Report in March. Experts emphasize that urgent action is needed to combat the...

From a spa resort to a ghost town. Will Jermuk meet the same fate as other mining communities in Armenia?

From a spa resort to a ghost town. Will Jermuk meet the same fate as other mining communities in Armenia?

People in the famous spa town of Jermuk are disturbed by the possible reopening of the Amulsar gold mine. Despite opposition from the public and environmentalists, the Armenian...

Moldova’s Eurovision representative plants trees with Arnika

Moldova’s Eurovision representative plants trees with Arnika

“Every tree counts,” says singer Pasha Parfeni, who represented Moldova at Eurovision 2012 in Baku and will represent the country again this year in Liverpool, UK. He was one of...

Thailand to ban the import of plastic waste from 2025

Thailand to ban the import of plastic waste from 2025

At the end of February, Thailand decided to ban the import of plastic waste by 31 December 2024. This time, it would also affect factories in so-called special economic zones....

Transforming Karaganda into a bicycle-friendly city

Transforming Karaganda into a bicycle-friendly city

Bicycles are an environmentally friendly means of transport. They have many other advantages, as bikes provide mobility for everyone regardless of age and income and contribute...