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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 […]

Drop a Hundred Kilos!

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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 […]

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