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Contaminated Water in the River Szamos

D&T
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

D&T
Feb 14, 2021

The sales of hybrid and electric vehicles fell sharply in Hungary in January, the business news site hvg.hu 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 […]

Flood Brings Municipal Waste to the Upper Tisza

D&T
Feb 9, 2021

With the flooding of the Tisza River, a large amount of municipal waste arrives on the upper reaches of the river again in northeastern Hungary. Staff of the Upper Tisza-Rural Water Directorate removes the floodwaters from Ukraine and Romania 24 hours a day with a partial bed closure. By last Sunday morning, a total of […]

Subsidy for Electric Bicycles

D&T
Jan 4, 2021

A second round of call to receive support for the purchase of electric bicycles has started this Monday and lasts till Friday, January 8. The winners of the first stage receive a total of nearly HUF 110 million to purchase more than a thousand such vehicles. The Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM) announced a […]

Downsizing SIM Card Holders to Cut Plastic Use

D&T
Jan 4, 2021

The measure announced by Vodafone Hungary in April last year to replace its credit card-sized SIM card holders with ones half the size has since saved 1.6 tons of plastic. A press statement by the company says the initiative is part of Vodafone's existing sustainability program. The operator has agreed to phase out old SIM […]

Regional Cooperation and Action is Needed

D&T
Nov 30, 2020

The circular economy involves a number of tools and complex systems for making the food supply more sustainable, which is one of the most effective things we can do to tackle climate change and rebuild biodiversity. The recently held third Circular Economy Summit focused on food and biodiversity and provided a number of corporate and […]

Vodafone Hungary Achieves Green Gigabit Net Target

D&T
Nov 25, 2020

By no later than July 2021, Vodafone’s European network will be powered by 100% renewable electricity – creating a Green Gigabit Net for customers across 11 markets that will grow sustainably using only power from wind, solar or hydro sources. Vodafone Hungary was the first in the Vodafone Group to achieve this goal at the […]

GreenGo to Make Budapest Greener

D&T
Nov 18, 2020

Five hundred trees will be planted in the capital by Budapest's first and exclusively electric car fleet, GreenGo, in cooperation with the 10 million Tree Foundation. According to the GreenGo's announcement, on the occasion of their 4th birthday, they will green the capital by planting 500 trees. With this, they want to compensate for the […]

Hungary Joins European Battery Market Race

D&T
Nov 18, 2020

Hungary takes the lead in Central Eastern Europe to join the European Battery industry’s goals to secure a successful green transition within the automotive and energy sector with a strong battery industry in order to achieve the national as well as the European climate-goals.  The Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology in cooperation with EIT […]

Aldi: 100th Electric Charger Station in Hungary

D&T
Nov 14, 2020

Cooperation between the department store chain Aldi and the E.ON Hungária Group has come to another milestone: the 100th e-charger opened at the chain's stores in Hungary. Aldi has opened electric car chargers at another 18 of its stores in cooperation with the E.On Hungária Group as part of the network of 147 chargers planned […]

Let's Clean the Country!

D&T
Nov 7, 2020

The 'Let's Clean the Country' program has started in the area of the Bükk National Park Directorate in Mezőcsát in NE Hungary with tens of cubic meters of illegally dumped garbage collected and transported on the outskirts of the village. The program aims to eliminate illegal landfills between 2020 and 2022 support the prevention of […]

The 2020 Tree of the Year in Hungary

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 18, 2020

The Judas tree in Mélykút, S Hungary was elected as the Tree of the Year in Hungary this year in an online voting held by the the Ökotárs ('Eco companion') Foundation. Ökotárs has been organizing the Hungarian Tree of the Year contest since 2010. They are are searching for the most lovable tree, a tree with […]

How To Become an Environmentally Conscious Customer?

D&T
Sep 30, 2020

Demand for food rebounded during the epidemic. The number of online purchases increased by 15% in the first quarter*, but due to increased consumption, unfortunately, more household waste and wasted food may end up in the trash. While there is more and more talk about a sustainable lifestyle, sustainable transport, many still do not rethink […]

Electric buses Planned to Replace Diesel Ones

D&T
Aug 15, 2020

The government would replace half of the existing bus fleet with electric ones. This will also play a role in making Hungary climate-neutral by 2050. The Hungarian Minister of Innovation and Technology, László Palkovics is of the view that over the next ten years, half of the city bus fleet can be replaced with low-carbon […]

Used Cooking Oil Collected at MOL Stations

D&T
Aug 10, 2020

On the occasion of International Biodiesel Day, the Hungarian Oil and Gas company MOL once again draws attention to environmental awareness and the environmentally friendly disposal of used cooking oil. The company launched its used cooking oil collection program in 2011, which has collected more than 1,900 tons of used cooking oil in recent years, […]

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