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.
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.
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