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Gov’t Launches Project to Eliminate Illegal Waste Dumps

Róbert Panyi 2020.07.23.

The government is launching a new program in August to eliminate illegal waste dumps in Hungary, Government Spokeswoman Alexandra Szentkirályi said on Wednesday.

The project dubbed “Let’s clean up the country!” is part of the government’s climate protection action plan, and it is aimed at cleaning up the illegally deposited waste that has accumulated over the last decades.

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President János Áder has written to his Ukrainian and Romanian counterparts complaining about large quantities of plastic bottles and other waste coming into Hungary via the Tisza and Szamos rivers. Áder asked Volodymyr Zelensky and Klaus Iohannis to intervene to get the authorities to deal with the matter. The letters posted to the Office of […]Continue reading

The completion of the project is facilitated by a new mobile application which allows users to register the category, size, and location of illegally deposited waste found anywhere in the country.

Anita Boros, state secretary of the innovation and technology ministry, said a pilot project will be launched in August and September, and the program will be finalized in the second half of 2020.

Featured photo illustration by Zsolt Czeglédi/MTI.