Economy & Policy

Mobile app helps get rid of garbage dumps

The 285 winners of the competition “Clean the country!” have some HUF 2.4 billion to make Hungary cleaner.

Using the Waste Radar mobile application, anyone can easily contribute to the elimination of landfills, Tamás Schanda, parliamentary state secretary at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, said. 

Despite the epidemic, we have continued to implement the Climate and Nature Action Plan for future generations, he said. 

The state secretary explained that as part of the action plan, the government is paying increased attention to the elimination of illegal landfills. That’s why it launched the “Clean the Country!” competition, which allowed companies, churches, non-governmental organizations and local governments to apply for funding to clean up an area of ​​waste or build a system to prevent further illegal littering.

So far, 81 applicants have received more than HUF 380 million; the distribution of another 2 billion forints will start soon for another 204 winners, Schanda reported. 

We cannot let garbage heaps overwhelm the country. We thank those who are involved in the fight to eradicate illegal landfills, either through this tender or in other ways, he said.

The secretary of state also drew attention to the WasteRadar application, which enables anyone to immediately report illegal rubbish they come across.

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