Bulgarian Waste Sorting is Being Compromised by Vandalism Acts

Business | March 11, 2015, Wednesday // 13:36
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Waste Sorting is Being Compromised by Vandalism Acts Photo: Partnership for Corporate Social Responsibility

Over the course of the first several months of 2015, more than BGN 12, 000 had to be invested in the restoration or substitution of waste sorting containers across Bulgaria.

The announcement was made by Georgi Slavchev - a representative of one of the companies appointed to administer the process within the Sofia municipality, as reported by the Bulgarian National Radio.

The reasons for the ineffectiveness of the new separate waste collection method are mainly the fact that a number of citizens are not following the color coding and deposit the wrong type of waste in the corresponding bin or they are either breaking the containers, or setting them on fire.

The poorest portion of the population is often responsible for the acts, as the cardboard, plastic and metal waste can be submitted for recycling by citizens in exchange for money.

In response, since 2014, the containers were changed to a type of ''igloo'', with wide openings only at the bottom in order to prevent people from taking the trash disposed. This however, did not stop people from continuing their practice, as they started simply turning the bins over and often spilling garbage on the streets.

Slavchev is also convinced that the legislation needs to be amended to prevent the acts from happening.

He added that additional educational seminars will be provided for school students to raise awareness on the positive aspects of the waste sorting on a global scale.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Business » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Bulgaria, waste sorting, rubbish, garbage, awareness campaign, vandalism, recycling, bin, waste collection
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria