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Residents of Kyiv demand to install more containers for sorting garbage

Katerina Belousova

This will significantly reduce the burden on the environment

Kyiv authorities are required to increase the number of containers for separate collection of plastic, glass, paper, batteries and lamps of various types.

The corresponding petition was registered on the website of the Kyiv City Council on Monday, May 1, which has already been signed by more than 110 people.

The author of the petition, Andriy Mashkov, noted that the installation of such containers for a group of 4-5 houses will enable efficient collection and processing of garbage.

He emphasized that this will significantly reduce the burden on the environment. In addition, separate garbage collection will improve the air and land quality of Kyiv.

Mashkov emphasized that Ukraine, in particular Kyiv, is polluted with various types of garbage, which causes significant damage to the environment. Some types of waste, including plastic and glass, nutrients decompose in the ground for hundreds of years, poisoning it with dangerous chemicals. Over time, this can lead to unsuitability of land for its intended use, as well as cause enormous damage to people's health.

"Every day in the city of Kyiv, a huge amount of garbage is generated, which is almost never sorted or processed, it is simply taken to the landfill," the appeal reads.

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that Kyivans for 8 months of full-scale war handed over 80 thousand cubic meters of waste for processing, which is equal to the content of 700 special garbage trucks.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, Kyiv residents can hand in used batteries and gas tourist cylinders, energy-saving lamps and undamaged thermometers in special containers for the collection of hazardous waste using an online map.

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