Sovski ponds in Kyiv filled up with construction debris

Source : 112 Ukraine

After the complaints of local residents, rubbish was partially cleared
12:22, 13 November 2017

112 Agency

The ponds in Solomiansky district of Kyiv, which were littered with construction debris, were partially cleared after a complaint by the local residents. This was reported by the correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

Local residents expressed their dissatisfaction with the fact that the construction debris began to be piled up in the coastline. After the appeal to the district authorities it was found out that the company that is engaged in this was not given the appropriate permission.

"The Sovski ponds in Solomiansky district were at the center of the scandal because construction debris was carried here in big garbage trucks. The local residents immediately reacted and tried to stop the car on their own. They first aked whether they had relevant documentation and the drivers replied that the permit was issued by the state administration. Local authorities noted that they did not provide any permits, 600 m of the coast line were covered with garbage, piles reached 3 m, some pieces of the remains of the old building were found near the water. District state administration, local residents, asset holder ‘Pleso’ say that no permits for any work was allowed here,” the correspondent reported.

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According to her, the company that took the garbage to the Sovski ponds gradually started to clean it.

"The company (which dumped garbage) was obliged to remove everything within two weeks. Today there are no piles, but there is still some construction debris left on the territory, "the correspondent reports.

As it was reported earlier separate waste collection, hundreds of new garbage recycling facilities and more responsibility for the enterprises dealing with the waste. This is the basis of Ukraine’s new National Strategy for Waste Management, which foresees a set of decisions and action to be taken in the environment protection sector by 2030. Ostap Semerak, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources presented the document during the question hour in Kyiv.

According to him, the strategy foresees three major principles:

-Switching to the closed-loop economy, which is the basis of the stable development strategy;

-Expanded degree of producer’s responsibility, which pushes the business to minimization of waste generation and promotes interest in its recycling;

-Implementing of five-degree hierarchy of waste management (where the priority is prevention of waste generation processes, and the least favorable option is the waste burial).       

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