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The number of illegal landfills increases. The worst is south Moravia and around Prague

Amount of illegal waste export to the countryside is rapidly increasing. According to current statistics, the number of illegal landfills increased by more than a third. While in 2014 it was registered 800 illegal dumps, last year the number rose to 1 800. Currently, the problem of illegally deposited waste most struggling South Moravia, Central Bohemia region, along with Prague.

The highest-risk group of unidentified liquid waste represent a retired electronics.

Despite the fact that the existence of hundreds of thousands of illegal dumps threatens fines, their amounts from year to year is growing rapidly. Currently in the Czech Republic reported 6,916 illegal dumps. "The existence of illegal dumps, people report a still more. Compared to 2014, when we registered 800 reports increased number of reported landfills last year about a thousand, "said Miroslav Kubásek the initiative which records the illegal dumps throughout the Czech Republic.

Most reported landfill is currently South Moravia, Central Bohemia and Prague. "A large share of this is the fact that the area covers most of the city and there's a lot of people. Personally, I would expect an even higher number of landfills in the Moravian-Silesian Region and the Usti Region, which includes the environmental perspective to those more affected. People in these places but probably less attentive to their surroundings and so do not report illegal dumps, "adds Kubásek. Least of illegal dumps can be found on the contrary, in Zlin and Pardubice, the highlands and the nearby protected landscape areas, which tend to be more controlled.

While the number of illegal dumps is growing type of exported waste, according to experts largely unchanged. Most of these are municipal waste, waste material from construction and demolition waste, old furniture or worn tires. Increasingly, however, can encounter hazardous waste in the form of liquids, discarded electronics and batteries. "Electrical waste and batteries are almost non-degradable in nature, according to estimates by the decomposition lasted 200 to 500 years. By nature not to dump extra battery is not because of release of hazardous substances that can contaminate soil, water and air, and threaten human and animal health, "said David Vandrovec, Director of REMA, which deals with the taking back of old electrical appliances and batteries .

Creation of illegal dumps can be prevented by better supervision of specialists in hazardous environments, higher penalties and increase public awareness about how to get rid of unnecessary waste. "For many people it is still easier to throw out the garbage or trash. Today, while there are plenty of ways to unnecessary things organically rid of it, "said David Vandrovec that everything goes moreover do comfortably and free of charge." In addition to the classic collection sites, people can, for example, the removal of discarded appliances free use projects reBALÍK or Be lazy enabling them to ensure the removal of waste from households, "said Vandrovec.

Source: tz, editorially modified

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