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Work area of Emergency Response Centre. Foto: Danel Rinaldo

Environmental information can be reported via the national hotline 1247 from the new year

The number to call to report pollution, injured animals and breaches of environmental law from 2021 is the national hotline 1247. This change is due to the restructuring of the Emergency Response Centre (ERC), in the course of which all of the information lines managed by the centre are being...
Viidumäe looduskaitseala.

All main services preserve upon merger of Environmental Board and Environmental Inspectorate

On 1 January 2021, the Environmental Board and Environmental Inspectorate will start operating as a single agency. The merged agency will bear the name of the Environmental Board. The function of the agency to be established continues to be the implementation of the environmental use, nature...
Spanish slug. Photo: Uudo Timm

Environmental Board gathers information on the spread of an invasive slug species

Brought to Estonia in potted plants and soil from Southern countries, the Spanish slug now spreads exponentially due to the warm winter. The Environmental Board has now released an application that people can use to submit information concerning the spread of the Spanish...
Full session of the Riigikogu. Photo for illustrative purposes only. Photo: Erik Peinar

Riigikogu approves merger of Environmental Board and Environmental Inspectorate

On June 17th the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) passed changes to the law that will result in the merger of the Environmental Board and the Environmental Inspectorate on 1 January 2021. The merged agency will go by the name of the Environmental Board. The Environmental Board and the...
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...


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