New warning by EU over Cyprus' incorrect application of Landfill Directive

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New warning by EU over Cyprus' incorrect application of Landfill Directive

Post by Paphos Life » Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:25 am

The European Commission on Thursday sent a new letter to Cyprus calling for the correct application of the bloc???s Landfill Directive and giving Nicosia two months to offer a satisfactory response.And if no satisfactory response is given, Philenews said on Friday, the Commission warns that it may refer the issue to the European Court of Justice....

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Re: New warning by EU over Cyprus’ incorrect application of Landfill Directive

Post by Kili01 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:10 pm

Oh dear, Cyprus hasn't changed much in the 20+ years I've been here. They are still doing things like much of the waste disposal their own way, Though we put out our waste plastic and cardboard out every week when the municipality collects it. Plus just bagged food waste in the big green bins, plus there are a number of green points.
But on walks through the farm land and woods, many of the villages have their own rubbish dumps, often down the side of the nearest ravine. Sadly.
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Re: New warning by EU over Cyprus’ incorrect application of Landfill Directive

Post by trevnhil » Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:22 pm

Right at the end the last paragraph says "The directive obliges member states to take measures to ensure that only treated waste is disposed of in landfills."

Does this mean that all rubbish collected in the dustbin wagons is treated somehow before it goes into landfill ??
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Re: New warning by EU over Cyprus’ incorrect application of Landfill Directive

Post by mouse » Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:35 pm

I thought the report mentioned 4 or 5 countries who were not to standard. Yes the green points appear very good , the Chloraka one the guy running it is very fussy things go in the correct skip and there are about 10 or 12 different classifications , I'm very impressed, but what happens to all this stuff afterwards ? ? Hopefully it is recycled or disposed of correctly !

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Re: New warning by EU over Cyprus’ incorrect application of Landfill Directive

Post by Devil » Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:38 pm

I reiterate that Cyprus has blown its waste disposal to merry hell. If they had observed the recommendations made 13 years ago, this could never have happened instead of which they would have a considerable amount of clean electricity. Then, our landfill would be reduced by about 80% or more and would be totally sterile (no odour or noxious liquids, even after rain). However,…

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Re: New warning by EU over Cyprus' incorrect application of Landfill Directive

Post by jeba » Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:34 pm

While we're at it: how to dispose of substances which must not go to landfills? Like e.g. insecticides. I have lots of empty cartridges and don't know what to do with them.
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Re: New warning by EU over Cyprus' incorrect application of Landfill Directive

Post by mouse » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:59 pm

25 years ago in north west London a council dump was bought and run by a private company. For me then it was all very new . You have to sort much of your rubbish , glass clear, glass coloured , paper and cardboard, metal , waste oil car , waste oil cooking, etc , they also took rubbish that would burn , minced it and put it in a very high temperature furnace with tall chimneys which filtered the smoke, the furnaces made steam which ran a small steam turbine electricity power station . They produced clean electricity, recycled many items , massively reduced the quantity of landfill rubbish and made a profit ! Impressive for early 90s, I guess it's what the eu expect everyone to do now ?

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Re: New warning by EU over Cyprus' incorrect application of Landfill Directive

Post by Kili01 » Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:54 pm

In Cyprus old habits die hard!
No 1 pollution from heavy fuel oil used for the generators at the main power station. So heavy penalties for excess carbon emissions
resulting.

No 2 Little proper attention to the way Cyprus disposes of its general rubbish to landfill.
So more EU fines will be levied.

Is there any thing else?

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Re: New warning by EU over Cyprus' incorrect application of Landfill Directive

Post by mouse » Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:03 pm

And they call me a dinosaur, huh !

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Re: New warning by EU over Cyprus' incorrect application of Landfill Directive

Post by jeba » Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:07 am

Kili01 wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:54 pm
Is there any thing else?
Yes, e.g. the habit of littering. I´m seeing a lot of old fridges, TV sets toys, furniture etc. on the side of the road and on the fields. Not to mention plastic bags.

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Re: New warning by EU over Cyprus' incorrect application of Landfill Directive

Post by Kili01 » Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:08 pm

Yes, same old, same old. If people can dump their heavy stuff in fields, down ravines
etc, they must use mechanical transport to shift it. Many villages have a service usually organised by the Municipalities, which when asked, can arrange the collection and disposal of unwanted large items of domestic rubbish, old mattresses, washing machines, fridges etc from the premeses. So really little excuse for dumping rubbish anywhere.But as I said previously old habits die hard. Unfortunately, throwing waste out of car windows seems to be nearly endemic. More education in the schools to teach the kids to respect their countryside might help, but thats a slow process.

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