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Press release from | No. 46/2018

German North and Baltic Seas not in good condition

Strand in Büsum (Nordsee)

Many species of fish, bird and mammals and their habitats in the North Sea and Baltic Sea are exposed to heavy pollution, say the latest reports on the condition of both bodies of water which the federal government and the coastal federal states have drawn up to implement the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). read more

Press release from | No. 45/2018

“To-go coffee" with the Blue Angel

zwei „Coffee to go“-Becher auf einem Tisch, daneben zwei Papiertütchen mit Zucker

The Blue Angel is now available for resource-saving reusable cup systems. The aim is to cut down on disposable cups and promote environmentally friendly reusable cups. read more

Press release from | No. 44/2018

Climate change abroad also affects the German economy


Germany is a major player in international trade. It makes our economy vulnerable to the impact of climate change in other regions of the world. The German Environment Agency (UBA) has completed a first-ever study of the climate risks for international trade relations. The study claims that the risks of climate change occurring abroad affect Germany's economy, too. read more

Press release from | No. 43/2018

Higher quality plastics recycling is necessary

Das Wort Recycling vor schwarzem Hintergrund, darauf auch ausrangierte Kühlaggregate.

Now available in English: UBA's biannual "What Matters" magazine covers current topics in environmental protection. The first edition “Recycling” takes an in-depth look at the circular economy in Germany with a special focus on plastics. The magazine offers data and facts and discusses current problems and possible solutions in Germany’s circular economy. read more

Press release from | No. 41/2018

First national competition for sustainable urban logistics

Lieferwagen in der Stadt

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze presented awards to the winning projects of the National Sustainable Urban Logistics Competition which the Federal Ministry for Environment launched together with the German Environment Agency. The competition distinguishes innovative logistics strategies that foster environmentally and climate-friendly transport in urban areas. read more

Press release from | No. 40/2018

Another toy awarded with the Blue Angel

Bioblo-bausteine vor einem Logo des Blauen Engel

The Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) awarded the Blue Angel ecolabel to the Bioblos children's construction blocks from Austria at a ceremony in Berlin today. It is the second toy to be awarded the Blue Angel. read more


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