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We support Ukraine

February 28, 2022

As a part of the UN Major Groups and Other Stakeholders we publish the following statement. UN Statement by the Major Groups and Other Stakeholders in Support for Ukraine on the occasion of the Russian Invasion On February 24th, Russian troops entered the territory of sovereign Ukraine and launched the first strikes on Ukrainian cities, […]

Western powers condemn Russia at environmental summit

February 28, 2022

Today starts the UN Environmental Assembly 5.2 (UNEA). A meeting during which we hope for an ambitious Global Plastic Treaty to be adopted by the UN Members. But while global environmental welfare is the purpose of this summit, the event is also affected by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. This will not leave the work of […]

Waste stories from Kenya – getting to know the locals

February 22, 2022

Time in Nairobi is flying and the city is becoming more and more familiar. In my second week here I started also to get to know some local organisations working on waste and waste prevention. Definitely the highlight of the week was meeting Daniel from Single Mothers Association of Kenya. Daniel was a participant at […]

Think global, learn local – advocacy and education to apply “The Global Plastic Treaty”

February 17, 2022

The proposed legally binding global “Plastic Treaty” will set ambitious goals for nations to integrate waste reduction into all their sectors and activities in order to reduce plastic pollution worldwide and move towards sustainable waste management. This challenges education at all levels in order to enable and support communities during the transition. The Estonian Ministry […]

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 […]