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Plastic Free July: How much plastic waste is dumped into the ocean?

14 July 2021 - While the US is the world’s biggest generator of plastic waste, India is responsible for dumping the largest amounts of plastics into the ocean.

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Only a handful of EU countries ban single-use plastics as deadline expires

06 July 2021 - The EU's deadline to ban single-use plastics has passed, but only a handful of member states have done enough to comply.

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Women in Drina basin have power to solve environmental threats

03 July 2021 - Participants of the workshop said an increasing number of women from different spheres are becoming active in efforts to protect the environment and that they have the enthusiasm and energy to combine their strengths to create models for sustainable development with a particular focus on gender issues.

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Lego unveils prototype brick made from recycled PET plastic

02 July 2021 - Danish plastic construction toy producer Lego Group has unveiled a prototype brick made from recycled plastic.

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Divers pull out 15 tons of waste in underwater clean-up on Vis island

28 June 2021 - Croatian divers have pulled out nearly 15 tons of waste in an underwater clean-up operation on the Adriatic island of Vis.

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Investment opportunities in upgrading waste management systems in Western Balkans

25 June 2021 - Serbia, Montenegro, and North Macedonia are stepping up their efforts to reduce their dependence on landfilling, modernize their waste management infrastructure and align their legal framework with that of the EU.

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Citizens dig up illegal waste, take it to Zrenjanin mayor

14 June 2021 - Citizens and activists dug up some of the waste that they say was dumped by a plastics recycling plant and brought it in front of the Zrenjanin Town Hall

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Slovenia to build three mixed waste incinerators, solve sludge issue

11 June 2021 - Minister Andrej Vizjak says the Government of Slovenia would determine concession areas and help municipalities build three incinerators

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Role of women in sustainable management of natural resources in Drina river basin – register for workshop

10 June 2021 - The workshop “Gender dimensions in the sustainable management of natural resources through a Nexus approach in the Drina River Basin” is to take place on June 23. Read more and register.

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North Macedonia plans investments in energy of EUR 3.1 billion by 2027

01 June 2021 - Prime Minister Zaev said investments in energy of EUR 3.1 billion are expected by 2027, of which the overwhelming majority is for renewables

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Report reveals world’s biggest single use plastics producers, investors

19 May 2021 - The Plastic Waste Makers Index identified ExxonMobil, Barclays, Vanguard and Saudi Arabia as the biggest producers and investors in single use plastics

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Cooperative in Croatia supplies biomass power plant with olive tree waste

17 May 2021 - Thanks to the deal with GEEN's biomass CHP plant, agricultural cooperative Maslina i vino doesn't have to destroy the waste from its olive trees and vines

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