Author: Desislava Georgieva

Today the first of March waste arrived at the port of Varna West with the ship ELGA-1 for incineration. The shipment most probably arrives from the port of Ortona – Italy. After almost the entire month of February, we did not encounter any import of waste (which for the people’s reassurance is called RDF fuel), the dance delivery is a fact. Additionally, when examining the information surrounding the arrival of the ship, differences from the generally established practices so far are striking: waste arriving from Italy so far was unloaded at the port of Odessos and transported inland by BDZ. Arriving Varna West waste was from the UK and was incinerated at Devnya Cement. All of this raises different questions: did the cement plant stop importing waste from inland or did it just change port? Has the cement plant in Chemical Valley changed supplier or diversified its sources? Are we stopping imports from the UK because as a non-EU country they are importing (which should be banned) as opposed to Italy which are domestic shipments? Can we find out which companies our cement plants have RDF supply contracts with? Assume that the parameters of the contracts are subject to commercial confidentiality. But, as with food imports, the country of origin must be listed. I give the notorious sample are “White Good Beans” – origin China, so on this “Goods” would not constitute commercial information, declaring the origin.

 

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Improving public knowledge about the role of Civil Society Organizations

The project “Improving public knowledge about the role of Civil Society Organizations” shall be implemented with the financial support of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Financial Mechanism. The main goal of the project is to improve citizens’ awareness of the role of non-governmental organizations in society. This material is established with the financial support of the Active Citizens Fund of Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area. The whole responsibility for the content of the document is held by the Public Environmental Center for Sustainable Development and under no circumstances can this material be considered to reflect the official opinion of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and the Active Citizens Fund of Bulgaria.