WECF Publication: The Challenges of Solid Waste Management in Rural Romania
Findings of a survey in four Romanian villages on the management of solid waste such as plastics, animal and hazardous waste.
Solid waste management is a hot issue in Romania and one which needs to be addressed urgently. The lack of a proper waste management has become an obvious problem in the countryside: roadsides, hedges, village borders and fields are all covered with litter, plastic packaging and animal manure. Up till now, there has been little or no support from local, regional or national authorities for solving the waste problems in rural villages. Therefore citizens help themselves as best as they can. This survey provides information on the types of waste and on the management of waste by the citizens of 4 villages in 3 different Romanian counties.