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Plastic bags sales in North Macedonia garnered €720,0000, the money will be used for waste selection

The sale of the biodegradable plastic bags in North Macedonia in just four months – from the 1st of December 2021 to the end of March 2022 brought MKD44.7 million, or over €720,000, to the state’s coffers, says the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MEPP) for Meta.mk. The calculations and the payments by the retailers from the plastic...

After 82 days in office, Mayor Danela Arsovska still hadn’t cleaned all illegal dumps throughout Skopje

The first 82 days since Mayor Danela Arsovska took over the helm of Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, expired on Friday, the 28th of January, which prompted Meta.mk to check on site whether one of the most important promises that Arsovska gave in her election campaign was fulfilled: cleanup of the illegal dumps throughout Skopje. During her election campaign,...

Thousands of people in Kumanovo region in past 4 decades have been poisoned by arsenic and other toxic deposits

In the past several decades, the villages of Tabanovce, Lojane and Vaksince in the Kumanovo region have been continuously poisoned by arsenic and other toxic elements that had been dispersed on two locations near the border of North Macedonia with Serbia. At the first location, in the proximity of the Tabanovce Railway Station there is an illegal dump with hundreds...

Call for tender for cleaning the toxic lindane from OHIS’ small landfill

The international tender for the selection of technology for the removal of lindane and its isomers from the OHIS' yard in Skopje was published yesterday and is expected to be open until the 11th of November, informs the Macedonian Ecological Society (MES). The tender has been published at UNIDO's official webpage. The Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning explains that as...

The dumps at Vardar River bring profit to someone and air pollution to everyone: “We burn waste to survive”

Thick grey smoke rises afar, in the direction of the squat at the foot of Kale Hill, where we are headed together with a team from the City Inspector Office. This is the location where this winter we have on many occassions seen that something is burning and the stench of the burnt rubber and plastics trailed down Vardar...