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New report: PET, the most circular of all plastics, is far from real circularity

February 16, 2022

New research shows that most Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic recovered from bottles in Europe does not make its way back into new PET bottles. Significant Improvements in PET design, collection and recycling will be needed to improve circularity. Published today, the “How circular is PET?” report presents a picture of the true state of circularity […]

Waste stories from Kenya – first impressions

February 11, 2022

Habari! As part of the Estonian development cooperation work, I’m spending this February in Nairobi, Kenya to exchange experiences with UN-Habitat, the UN body working for better quality of life in all urbanized areas, and specifically with their waste team. This is small summary of my first week’s impressions. Tackling plastic waste pollution In 2017, […]

National reuse package system could be adopted first in Estonia

December 28, 2021

Opportunities for refill, reuse and package free shopping are growing everywhere around the EU. Let’s Do It Foundation is advocating for reuse system developments in Estonia and across the EU. With the recent developments, Estonia may become the first country where a reuse system may work nation-wide. That means the circulation of collecting, cleaning and […]

2021 in our training programs

December 20, 2021

The year that we now know as the second year of COVID, has passed and despite the constant uncertainty, we managed to fulfil our main wish from last year – organize onsite trainings! And as online education is the reality that is here to stay, we revamped our training programs in general as well. Here’s […]

Sustaxo. Measuring compliance with sustainable taxonomy

September 14, 2021

We are developing a tool – Sustaxo – that helps the Estonian SMEs to gain a competitive advantage with environmentally sustainable business. It is a tool that will enable businesses to measure their compliance with EU sustainable finance taxonomy. Being able to asses a business operation’s compliance with sustainability standards is becoming ever so valuable information as […]

Second training course with Trash Hero World lead to new learning tool

September 14, 2021

A new learning tool focused on identifying false solutions in waste and resource management is now available. The tool was largely developed by Seema Prabhu, the programme director at Trash Hero World, who took the idea from our first training round on how to spot false solutions. With our collective effort it is now a […]

Training Zero Waste Ambassadors

September 13, 2021

How would you imagine Zero Waste Ambassadors work? During the week of onsite training program in Slovenia we saw a variation of zero waste ambassadors all across Europe who all have their own challenges to face when going back home. At the end of the week we could all say that we are on the […]

PRESS RELEASE: Single-use plastics pollution: where does Europe stand?

July 1, 2021

New reports show achievements and failures of governments across Europe and highlight growing initiatives to address the challenge Brussels, 01 July 2021 Today, the Rethink Plastic alliance and the Break Free From Plastic movement released two reports, an assessment of policy measures adopted by EU countries to phase out single-use plastic and a catalogue of […]

BEZWA project working on full speed

June 15, 2021

Our BEZWA project (Building European Zero Waste Academy), which started at the end of last year, is moving towards its most exciting phase – live training events in Slovenia and Belgium in September. Due to well-known virus we have moved our Zero Waste Ambassador training from June to beginning of September, but we are still […]

New book: Unpacked! Plastic, Waste, & Me

June 3, 2021

The book about plastic for people aged 12 and over Specifically developed and designed for a young international audience, the digital book “Unpacked! Plastic, Waste, & Me” answers 70 questions about plastic in colorful infographics and six true stories. Book designer and author Gesine Grotrian and a team of experts from the Heinrich Böll Foundation together with an advisory […]