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Green Destinations: Cooperation with Innotime Hungary

D&T
Nov 8, 2022

The international certification body Green Destinations has signed a cooperation agreement with Innotime Hungary Ltd., making international sustainable tourism certification available in Hungary. A statement by Innotime Hungary points out that from this fall, they are the Hungarian representation of the Green Destinations international organization, which brings together hundreds of destinations in more than sixty […]

Floating Exhibition Space on the Problem of Pollution

D&T
Nov 3, 2022

A floating exhibition space and awareness-raising center was created from the old ferry of the village of Sárazsadány, NE Hungary. The Floating Exhibition, which raises awareness of the importance of environmental protection and the problem of river pollution, was launched on Thursday. The now ten years old Tisza PET Cup, a campaign to collect plastic […]

Hungarians Say Tree Felling is No Solution to the Crisis

D&T
Aug 30, 2022

The overwhelming majority of Hungarian society rejects the government's plan to tackle the energy emergency by easing logging. This is according to a representative opinion poll commissioned by Greenpeace Hungary and conducted by Policy Solutions and ZRI Závecz Research. “The government's scandalous firewood decree of August 4 was cosmeticized by a subsequent ministerial order, but, […]

Hungary’s Historic Drought is Only a Prelude

D&T
Aug 19, 2022

Hungary is battling the worst drought in more than a century. Agricultural losses run into the billions of forints and experts warn that in the absence of focused measures, the country is set to become a forest-steppe by the end of the century. No special research is necessary to see that Hungary is currently on […]

High Demand for Solar Panels

D&T
Aug 18, 2022

Demand for solar panels has increased significantly in the past two or three weeks, the president of the Hungarian Solar Panel Association, Ernő Kiss told the state news agency MTI on Thursday. The President said that in 2021, their member companies and other businesses installed solar systems and solar power plants in 35,000 households in […]

Environmental Investments Well Under EU Average

D&T
Aug 17, 2022

Most Hungarian businesses are aware of the effects of climate change, with 50% of firms having environmental protection goals, compared to the EU average of 41%, while only 18% have invested in environmental protection projects, according to a survey by GKI Economic Research Co. Due to a lack of resources, only 15% of domestic companies […]

Schools to Receive Free Air Quality Meters in Hungary

D&T
Apr 26, 2022

The Clean Air Action Group will distribute free air quality monitors to schools in Hungary. Their aim is to supplement data from the country's sparsely located official automatic monitoring stations with data collected close to the population, and to raise awareness of air pollution among students with the help of teachers. Air quality monitoring in […]

Hungarians Want to Get Rid of Russian Energy Dependence

D&T
Apr 20, 2022

More than three quarters of Hungarians believe that the country should produce its energy needs at home and not depend on other countries, especially Russian gas, according to a recent opinion poll commissioned by Greenpeace and conducted by the Policy Solutions Institute and ZRI Závech Research in the last week of March. Greenpeace therefore expects […]

Mol Collects Used Cooking Oil All Over the Country

D&T
Apr 18, 2022

Used cooking oil is considered hazardous waste, but it can be safely disposed of at Mol's more than 350 filling stations, the company said, noting that at Easter, households use more fats than average, which can be recycled by collecting and disposing of it properly. As the state news agency MTI reports, Mol's cooking oil […]

Hungarians Split Over the Results of Green Transition

D&T
Mar 22, 2022

52% Hungarians believe policies to tackle climate change will remove more jobs than they create; 52% think climate policies will worsen their quality of life and 51% of them believe climate policies will slow down economic growth. These are some of the results from the latest release of the 2021-2022 Climate Survey conducted in September […]

Hydrogen-Powered Bus Being Tested in Budapest

D&T
Mar 17, 2022

A Solaris hydrogen-powered bus is being tested in the capital by ArrivaBus Ltd., the operator of the Center for Budapest Transport (BKK). The vehicle, which will produce water instead of exhaust gas, will be available to the Budapest public on the No. 105 bus line between March 16 and 18. The bus can be test […]

Dangerous or Unhealthy Air in Several Hungarian Towns

D&T
Dec 24, 2021

According to data released by the National Center for Public Health (NNK) on Friday, air quality has been classified as hazardous not only in Putnok and Sajószentpéter, but also in Kazincbarcika - all in NE Hungary. Miskolc (in the northeast), Salgótarján (in the north), Várpalota (in the west) and Tököl (just west of Budapest) have […]

Főtaxi Planting Trees in Budapest

D&T
Dec 8, 2021

In cooperation with the 10 Million Trees Foundation, the Budapest cab company Főtaxi continues its tree planting program, which has been running for several years, this time focusing on the busiest areas of Budapest. Under the professional guidance of the organization, mature, i.e. pre-grown, deciduous trees will be planted, which, once planted, will immediately contribute […]

Nearly 4,000 Kgs of Coffee Pods Collected at MediaMarkt

D&T
Oct 27, 2021

In March this year, Nestlé launched a new coffee pod collection and recycling scheme for NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto coffee pods and since then, nearly 4,000 kilograms of coffee pods have been collected by consumers. Over the past seven months, the company has continued to expand the list of collection points, and used coffee capsules can […]

New ESG Strategy at Colliers International

D&T
Oct 14, 2021

Colliers, a leading diversified professional services and investment management company, has released Elevate the Built Environment, its new strategic framework designed to embed environment, social, and governance (ESG) best practices across the organization. In order to address the material topics identified for the organization through strong stakeholder engagement, the strategy focuses Colliers’ efforts in three […]

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