Arnika revealed harmful substances in sports equipment

Arnika revealed harmful substances in sports equipment

About 10% of analyzed products purchased on the European market contained toxic substances. Even banned phthalates were found in 7 out of 82 samples. None of the retailers were...

Forever chemicals in the Prague waters: The contamination with perfluorinated chemicals is ubiquitous

Forever chemicals in the Prague waters: The contamination with perfluorinated chemicals is ubiquitous

Water, sediment, and fish samples from streams in Prague were analysed for contamination with perfluorinated substances (PFAS, e.g. PFOA and PFOS) and brominated flame retardants...

Fee for Waste Incineration Will Help to Increase Recycling. Act on Waste Passes to the Second Reading

Fee for Waste Incineration Will Help to Increase Recycling. Act on Waste Passes to the Second Reading

Incineration is an obstacle to waste prevention and the real recycling. The Pro 3R Coalition calls upon the Members of Parliament to approve, in addition to increase of the fees...

Will the Members of Parliament Make a Dustbin from the Czech Republic?

Will the Members of Parliament Make a Dustbin from the Czech Republic?

Joint press release of the organisations ARNIKA, Greenpeace, DUHA Movement, Transparency International, and Green Circle: Today, on September 16, or on Friday, September 18, the...

Emissions from Waste Incinerators Are Higher Than Supposed

Emissions from Waste Incinerators Are Higher Than Supposed

A long-term study, carried out in an up-to-date waste incinerator in the Netherlands, warns about shortcomings in measurements of gaseous emissions released from waste...

Soft plastic, harsh truth: almost one-third of the articles made of soft plastic that were tested contain toxic substances

Soft plastic, harsh truth: almost one-third of the articles made of soft plastic that were tested contain toxic substances

Phthalates banned by EU legislation in concentrations higher than 0.1% [1] were found in almost one-third of the articles from the Serbian market that were tested (10 out of 36...

European standards, integrated permits, and law enforcement – the recipe for reducing industrial air pollution in Ukraine

European standards, integrated permits, and law enforcement – the recipe for reducing industrial air pollution in Ukraine

The air quality in Ukraine is worse than anywhere else in Europe (1). Although new legislation based on the EU directives was recently adopted, change is far from visible....

The results of biomonitoring in Armenia revealed the health burden on the inhabitants of the northern part of the province of Lori

The results of biomonitoring in Armenia revealed the health burden on the inhabitants of the northern part of the province of Lori

Arnika, together with its partner NGOs Centre for Community Mobilization and Support (CCMS) and the information organization EcoLur, conducted another survey of the health burden...

Without access to information, Moldova cannot achieve a better environment

Without access to information, Moldova cannot achieve a better environment

For years, environmentalists in Moldova have their hands tied by not having access to information – such as data on droughts or floods tormenting the country. Despite the fact...

Caring about water resources: tips and tricks published in a new guidebook

Caring about water resources: tips and tricks published in a new guidebook

Two different countries, similar problems. Moldova, as well as Czechia, heavily modified their watercourses and changed the river landscape, mainly due to intensive agriculture...

Dirty skies above: Ukraine needs access to information and integrated air pollution management

Dirty skies above: Ukraine needs access to information and integrated air pollution management

Why do the citizens of Ukraine suffer from air pollution and why do skies remain dirty? Research by Czech and Ukrainian NGOs reveals that fragmented legislation and an...

Arnika with Armenian partner organizations presented its activities to UN Special Rapporteur: Let's show a fair transition to a clean environment

Arnika with Armenian partner organizations presented its activities to UN Special Rapporteur: Let's show a fair transition to a clean environment

On November 25th, representatives of the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) for the region of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia had a...