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Drop a Hundred Kilos!

Sep 11, 2021

The average Hungarian household emits 10-12 tons of carbon dioxide per year, or roughly 1,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide per month. To make a visible difference in emissions, it would be necessary to reduce this figure to below ten tons. The 'Drop 100 kilos!' campaign by the Hungarian Scientific Association for the Reduction of Harm […]

Proposal to Phase Out Diesel Cars in Budapest

Sep 7, 2021

The Clean Air Action Group would start to ban obsolete diesel cars from the capital as early as next year. The used car website Használtautó.hu looked at which cars could be affected by the proposal and how many of them are on the domestic market, including used car imports. The Clean Air Action Group's proposal […]

PET Cup Waste Collection on Lake Tisza

Jun 13, 2021

The Second Lake Tisza for river cleaning and waste collection started this Sunday from Tiszafüred with the participation of eleven teams. The teams paddle down the Tisza to Kiskörös in boats they have made from bottles, collecting waste accumulated on the river. The organisers are working across borders and with several countries to tackle the […]

Earth Day: Hungarians More Active in Reycycling

Apr 21, 2021

Every April since 1970, Earth Day reminds people of the need to find a way out of negative trends that threaten our environment, such as overexploitation of natural resources, drastic reductions in biodiversity, and the massive increase in non-recycled waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Rondo Hullámkartongyártó (‘Corrugated Cardboard Manufacturing’) Ltd. believes that the key to […]

Hungarians Concerned about the Future of the Planet

Apr 10, 2021

There are almost no Hungarians who would not be preoccupied with the future of the planet, and a resident can list an average of 12 environmental factors, according to a national, representative survey commissioned by the ALTEO Group. Although different demographic groups differ on the significance of each of these, 80% agree on one thing: […]

Heineken Hungária Removes PET Bottles from Portfolio

Apr 8, 2021

Heineken Hungária was the first large-scale brewery to withdraw PET bottle products from its portfolio in the name of sustainability. It says that as an environmentally conscious company, it has been using and marketing exclusively glass, barrel and endlessly recyclable aluminum can products in its portfolio this year. Heineken Hungária is renewing one of its […]

MNB Becomes Carbon Neutral with WWF Hungary

Apr 1, 2021

The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) plans to neutralize its ecological footprint in close cooperation with WWF Hungary. Last year, the Bank successfully started compensating carbon-dioxide emissions at its international green conferences, by providing funds for forest restoration at Pápateszér. The MNB expects to fully neutralise the carbon-dioxide emission arising from its operation from 2021 […]

Saudi Green Initiative

Mar 30, 2021

The Saudi Green Initiative and The Middle East Green Initiative that are to be launched soon aim to chart a path for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region in protecting the planet, by clearly defining an ambitious road map that rallies the region and significantly contributes to achieving global targets in confronting climate […]

Not Enough for a Carbon-Neutral Economy

Mar 24, 2021

Although 31% of leading companies already have net zero emissions targets, this figure is below the international benchmarks and below the level required for real change For the first time, a research has been conducted on the status quo of the Hungarian business sector in relation to carbon-neutral operations. The picture is not so bright, […]

Pannergy geothermal plant in Miskolc

Fully Carbon-Neutral Operation at PannErgy

Mar 19, 2021

The Hungarian geothermal energy company PannErgy says it has been able to replace the emission of more than half a million tons of carbon dioxide with green heat production. As a green energy producer, PannErgy says it has has long been one of the major players at the forefront of zeroemission energy production in the […]

Nescafé Pods Collected at Media Markt

Mar 5, 2021

This March, Nestlé will launch a new coffee pod collection and recycling system for NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto capsules, so the company can take another significant step towards achieving a circular economy by working with consumers. For the time being, coffee fans can dispose of the used pods in five designated Media Markt stores, but the […]

Hungary Welcomed to the Powering Past Coal Alliance

Mar 3, 2021

The Powering Past Coal Alliance welcomed ten new members, including Hungary, Uruguay, the City of Kyoto (Japan), utilities Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and National Grid (UK), as well as investment managers and pension funds from Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, the UK and the US at the organization’s first Global Summit held on March 2. A […]

More Used Frying Oil and Fat Collected in Hungary

Feb 21, 2021

Used frying oil (including coconut and palm fat) and frying fat are selectively collected in 240 liter containers in 420 Hungarian settlements. Behind the collection of used oil is BioTrans Ltd., which has so far reached 1.8 million people with its program mainly in smaller municipalities but the company hopes this number will grow significantly. […]

River Szamos contamination at Szamossályi

Contaminated Water in the River Szamos

Feb 18, 2021

Untreated mine water spilled from the flooded shafts of a closed mine in Maramures, Romania caused metal contamination of the River Szamos flowing into NE Hungary. The Maramures County branch of the Szamos-Tisza Water Directorate said that streams and rivers in the area flooded due to the heavy rainfall on Wednesday. As a result, in […]

Electric and Hybrid Car Sales Down in Hungary

Feb 14, 2021

The sales of hybrid and electric vehicles fell sharply in Hungary in January, the business news site writes. While in December 2020, the number of environmentally friendly new cars increased by 1,443 vehicles, in January the green license plate granted to such vehicles was installed on 'only' 819 cars in Hungary, the news site […]

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