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Poland's pollution of the Baltic Sea


celinski 31 | 1,258
29 Sep 2008 #31
Russia cuts its Oct oil exports via Poland

Russian officials, including those at pipeline monopoly Transneft, have said that some of Europe's diversification plans threaten the stability of Russian supplies and the country would gradually re-route all of its energy exports from foreign to domestic ports.

Transneft has said the re-routing could happen in 2012, when Russia expands its pipeline system to the Baltic Sea, though it now appears it has already begun.

(Reporting by Gleb Gorodyankin and Alfred Kueppers)

guardian.co.uk/business/feedarticle/7829954
z_darius 14 | 3,968
29 Sep 2008 #32
what are Poland's Green credentials actuall like?

While Britain started in some recycling programs as late as 1977 (bottle banks), Poland had recycling programs for glass (and paper) since late 1960's at least.

That got me into a little of a trouble once too. My mom wasn't happy when I told her the missing volume of an 18th century book (very heavy) was in a paper recycling plant. But hey, at the end of grade 2 I got to get a nice postcard for contributing to the environmental issues :)
miranda
29 Sep 2008 #33
Poland had recycling programs for glass (and paper) since late 1960's at least.

It doesn't exist anymore.
Lukasz 49 | 1,746
29 Sep 2008 #34
Now we have come back of recicling and ecological bags etc.
osiol 55 | 3,922
29 Sep 2008 #35
I got to get a nice postcard for contributing to the environmental issues

Do you still have it or has it been recycled?
ukpolska
29 Sep 2008 #36
In our town of Pulawy there are no more plastic bags in the supermarkets, we have recycling bins and centres, and the local chemical plant that used to destroy all the local flora and forna 30 years ago has massive carbon filters, which reduce the pollution to negligible figures.

All-in-all Pulawy has become one of the greenest and cleanest places to live in.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,700
22 May 2009 #38
Do you still have it or has it been recycled?

speaking of reycyling.. anyone else recycle?

we do, tin, paper, plastic, grass clippings, glass

cardboard.

or do you dump it into the baltic sea.. :) J/K
welshguyinpola 23 | 463
22 May 2009 #39
The dog s*** problem is a big envirnmental prob in poLAND
z_darius 14 | 3,968
22 May 2009 #40
Not sure if that's a prob.
I'd say, like a German buddy of mine used to say years ago - don't use the garbage bin. Just toss it on the sidewalk, you'll create a job. Someone has to clean it up.
welshguyinpola 23 | 463
22 May 2009 #41
I agree with that but it doesbt get cleaned up.. there are areas of the city which stink of dog s***. You have to stop kids plying in some areas cos of it
hklenda
23 Mar 2010 #42
VaFunkoolo

The pollution controls in Poland are actually a lot tighter than the controls here in the US. The tolerable levels of mercury, lead, and cadmium are much lower than they are in the US. Foods are not even allowed to contain preservatives. 80% of the foods in american stores are not allowed in Polish Grocery stores, especially produce. Any and all water flowing into the Baltic sea from Poland is treated and tested. This is coming from someone who imagined Poland as less technically advanced (3rd world even) prior to actually going last summer. I guarantee that if you let the numbers speak, you would see a whole different equation. Out of all the countries I've visited, Poland is the one in which I would actually live for this reason. The Polish government sets regulations that are a lot more strict than our FDA.

This forum is no place to entertain negative remarks on the basis of misinformation. Whoever posted the comment on the dog #### in Poland as a pollution problem clearly has no background in any applied field, or even a reason to speak. That's like saying that dogs don't defecate in the US. You are worried about Poland? The effects of lead and mercury on the brain are clearly showing their currency here.
f stop 25 | 2,513
23 Mar 2010 #43
First, a disclaimer: today was a rough day and my co-workers thought I needed few cocktails after getting our design practically trashed due to changing requirements. So, I'm forum-ing.

That said, I'm a tree hugger myself and I have couple of relatively trivial questions that I'm hoping somebody with the knowledge will feel like answering. May not be about Baltic in particular, but this is a first post I came upon about pollution.

1. How much food packaging is used in Poland? When you buy a loaf of bread, does it come in a plastic bag, then it gets put in another plastic bag with your other stuff? Last time I was there (and I might be dating myself), the bare loaf was handed to me over the counter. Fish deserved a piece of brown paper, nothing else.

2. There were places in my hazy travel recollections down south that stunk to high heaven with sulphur. Was that some natural occurrence, or was there some uncontrolled processing going on? (if you ask where it was, I could not tell you. I was on vacation). Is it still going on?

3. Kielce was covered in smog. If my aunt left her window open, the apartment would get covered with soot within a day. Was that some kind of a freak of nature, or an everyday occurrence?

And a happy thought: I love to travel to Costa Rica. It is heartwarming how a sound, or even sometimes seemingly silly environmental measures can enhance country's appeal. I hope Poland jumps on that bandwagon.
Harry
23 Mar 2010 #44
That's like saying that dogs don't defecate in the US.

In the US and UK cities people generally clear up after their dogs. In 15 years of living in Poland I have never seen anybody clear up after their dog, not even once.
convex 20 | 3,978
23 Mar 2010 #45
1. How much food packaging is used in Poland?

The majority of supermarket purchased food works the same way as in the states. The fresh stuff is treated the same as in the states too. Fish is wrapped in waxed paper, meat and cheese manages to go in the same paper.

2. There were places in my hazy travel recollections down south that stunk to high heaven with sulphur.

That's brown coal burning and making houses nice and warm :)

Kielce was covered in smog.

Yup. Kielce is still covered in smog.

It is heartwarming how a sound, or even sometimes seemingly silly environmental measures can enhance country's appeal. I hope Poland jumps on that bandwagon

Never will happen, too much apathy here.
plk123 8 | 4,150
30 Aug 2010 #46
Ok I see that afer weeks of presetning Poland as :

Poland is industrial monster. :)

katowice

looks green to me. ;)


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