Published On: Mon, Oct 21st, 2013

Illegal dumping becoming a major problem

SelikorWILLEMSTAD - 2000 people literally rolled up their sleeves at the end of September to clean up the island. The first national cleanup day was called a success, but their effort seems to have been for nothing.

For waste management company and sponsor of the Cleanup Selikor, it is no surprise that two days after the clean up, the places were filled with trash. The company spends tens of thousands of dollars to clean up illegal waste. “As long as the law ‘Illegal Waste’ remains inactive, it is actually impossible to take action," says John Cijntje , Operations Manager at Selikor .

During the Curaçao Cleanup was half a million kilos of waste was disposed. Cijntje hopes that the action is not a one time event. "The reason Selikor has sponsored this cleanup was because the intention is that this is a recurring event. Such endeavors to create more awareness of the problem and it gets people personally involved. You can already see through photos that are shared by people dumping illegal waste on social media.

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