The observation is edifying, the images too… but the phenomenon is not completely new.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Visegrad, part of the Drina has turned into a veritable giant dump.
Victim of illegal garbage dumps, located upstream of the river, and major floods in recent weeks, the river and its tributaries have carried countless waste which ended up blocked by a barrier located upstream of a power station. hydroelectric.
“10,000 cubic meters of plastic and wood packaging”
“The process of cleaning up such a quantity of waste, because there are around 10,000 cubic meters of plastic packaging and wood in particular behind me, takes three to four months”, estimates Dejan Furtula, president of an ecological association. .
This bluffing boat collects plastic in the oceans to make fuel
In 2021 already, the Drina had experienced such a mishap.
This river is regularly polluted by this waste, often dumped directly into the river in many villages that do not have organized waste collection.
There also flow the waste carried by the rivers in Serbia and Montenegro which are not equipped with reservoirs.