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Keskkonnaameti Tallinna kontori uks.

Environmental Board continues its services

Due to the emergency situation in Estonia the Environmental Board has substituted normal office hours to working from home (teleworking). Our main services are carried on to clients and partners via e-services, also via e-mail and telephone. All public events and environmental education training...
Estonian Environmental Board office in Tallinn.

Environmental Board implements collective tele-working

Depending on the situation and wishing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Environment Board staff will be implementing tele-working from March 13th 2020 until at least March 20th 2020. Therefore, it is not possible to meet face-to-face with our employees. All work is organized through...
Jõulukaart: lumine mets ja talvetee sinise taeva taustal. Foto: Eike Vunk

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Photo: Erik Kosenkranius

The Environmental Board restricts the import of waste into Estonia

Do you collect waste separately? Landfill is moving in the wrong direction, increasing steadily. Therefore, the Environmental Board restricts the import of waste into Estonia. One of the criteria for the success of waste policy is the volume of waste disposed of. The less waste goes to the...
Buy less, choose well.

Waste must be collected separately at major events too!

The Environmental Board puts all the concert and festival goers at heart, that waste must be collected separately also at major events, because the subsequent sorting of waste is resource and time consuming, and sometimes even impossible. Many crowded major events are organzed in the summer,...
Photo: Erik Kosenkranius

Environmental Board: disposal of waste to the waste management centre should be as convenient as doing the groceries

Prior to the “Let's do it” Day of Civil Actions on 4th May and the spring-cleaning time, the Environmental Board calls for local governments to find convenient solutions for waste disposal, such as extending the opening hours of waste management centres. In order to be properly managed, the...
Start of the hunting season. Photo: Aimar Rakko

With the start of the hunting season, drivers need to be even more alert on the roads

The 1st October marked the start of a season of deer, wild boar, wild goat and red deer chasing, which can lead to more wild animals accidentally getting on the roads. “Drivers need to be even more attentive on non-built up roads as both hunting season and the alienation of inexperienced...
White-tailed eagle. Photo: Renno Nellis

The white-tailed eagle conservation action plan will help protect the eagles

The Environmental Board's action plan for the conservation of white-tailed eagles for 2020-2024 sets forth the protection of known nesting sites for white-tailed eagles and as the most important protection measure, the securing of a logging ban during the nesting period. It is also important to...
Sand and limestone are primarily used in road construction. Photo credit: Martin Nurme.

Demand for mining permits has increased due to major projects

If in 2017 the Environmental Board granted 69 mining permits, 52 permits have already been granted or modified during the first eight months of this year and interest in mining is continuously increasing. The Environmental Board issues mining permits across Estonia to coordinate the sparing and...
Sosnowsky’s hogweed. Photo: Eike Vunk

Plant eradication is most often used to control the alien species of the giant hogweed

This year, the state is commissioning 2,270 hectares of giant and Sosnowsky’s hogweed and more plant eradication is commissioned than in previous years. The state has been contributing to the Estonian-wide control of foreign hogweed for more than ten years, which is unique across the Europe. The...


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