The problem of waste depositories in Ukraine is one of the most burning at hand; both domestic and foreign media have been widely commenting on it. Bloomberg offered their own outlook, reporting from Lviv, western Ukraine.
‘The country, which sits on some of the continent’s most fertile lands, sends 95 percent of its solid waste to landfills. That’s compared with 45 percent in the neighboring European Union, according to Eurostat. Only 4 percent of total Ukrainian waste is sorted for re-cycling, compared with an average 39 percent in the 28-member EU. Ukrainians pay only the equivalent of 26 cents to 37 cents a month for trash pickup, putting the monthly bill for a family of four in an apartment at just over $1, not nearly enough to cover operating costs. Even taking into account that Ukrainians are among the poorest per capita in Europe, trash collection bills, which are set by the state, are far lower than economically expedient, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,’ the outlet wrote.
Read more here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-29/smoldering-mounds-of-trash-obstruct-ukraine-s-road-to-recovery