August 14, 2020 - NGO Green Life has announced today that it has established an eco-patrol in cooperation with the NGO Green Step. The patrol is part of the project "Ulcinj Coast without Plastic", whose goal is to encourage the public to act and positively influence the reporting process for incorrect waste disposal and fly tipping.
According to the NGO, incorrect waste disposal on the territory of Long Beach and Ada Bojana is a big problem, given the large number of illegal landfills that have appeared there.
"In clearly identifiable uniforms, the representatives of the eco-patrol will visit the areas of Long Beach and Ada Bojana and record information on any newly created landfills, as well as reporting any criminal acts they observe. The reports will be sent to the local police. One such report has already been filed with the police. We want to contribute in our way to ensuring a prompt reaction from the local police when it comes to preventing illegal waste disposal,” Green Life stated.
They add that the work of the eco-patrol will also make it easier in future for members of the public who notice improper waste disposal to report cases to the competent authority.
"The development of a mobile application is also planned, which will enable easy reporting of those who dispose of waste incorrectly," NGO Green Life stated.
The project "Ulcinj Coast without Plastic" will run from June 2020 to September 2021. Its activities are supported by the German Organization for Development Cooperation (GIZ) as part of the project "Integrated Waste Management and Marine Litter Prevention in the Western Balkans - MLP" which is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ.