Protesters Oppose Zagreb Waste Management Plan

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ZAGREB, April 26, 2018 – About a hundred citizens and NGO representatives held a protest rally outside the Zagreb City Hall on Thursday to voice their opposition against the proposed waste management plan which is on the City Council’s agenda.

The protesters were joined by several members of parliament, including Gordan Maras from the Social Democratic Party, Nikola Grmoja and Marko Sladoljev from the MOST party and Branimir Bunjac from the Živi Zid party.

Marko Košak of Green Action told reporters that they object to the proposed plan because it won’t be sufficient to advance the waste management system. “More than a billion kuna is being invested to process waste instead of investing in recycling waste,” Košak underscored. He said that the plan was obviously Mayor Milan Bandić’s doing and that it would damage the public interest and environmental protection in Zagreb.

“The city of Zagreb is one of the worst capitals in the European Union with regard to waste management and this plan won’t change that. Citizens are paying unfair and unlawful monthly bills, waste is being thrown into the streets all over the place. Instead of investing in this, to change things, the mayor is once again investing in waste processing and transportation and in murky dealings with waste,” Košak said and called on councillors to reject the proposed plan.


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