A waste paper dump was set up in the forest in Zhytomyr region

A waste paper dump was set up in the forest in Zhytomyr region

Katerina Belousova

In 2023, more than 70 facts of forest pollution were discovered

Near Zhytomyr, forest rangers detained a violator who threw paper waste into the Bohunsky forest.

Garbage dumped in the forest can fit into two trucks. reports the Metropolitan Forestry Office on Facebook.

It is noted that the violations were reported by state forest protection workers.

"This is not the first case of such littering of the forest by violators. Over the past year, together with the law enforcement officers, more than 70 cases of forest pollution have been established," the report says.

The press service called on Ukrainians to be careful with nature and not to throw garbage in the forests. Foresters constantly conduct educational work among the population regarding the correct handling of waste.

"We are confident that today's incident will serve as a lesson for the violator and other unaware citizens," the message reads.

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that in Zhytomyr Oblast, the territory of the Ovrutsk community was found to be contaminated with woodworking waste (sawdust) from the branch "Ovrutsk Specialized Forestry". The amount of damage reached 1.5 million hryvnias.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, in the first half of 2023, Ukraine imported 85,000 tons of cardboard waste and paper worth $38 million. This amount was 32.1% of the total volume of materials for recycling.

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