Following talks with Zakarpatya oblast officials, Hungarian investors agreed to install presses and packaging equipment in Zakarpatya before taking the garbage to Hungary for recycling.
Despite feeble efforts by activists, the locals turned the Tereblya river into a dumpsite, throwing plastic bottles into the river.
Zakarpatya neighbor Lviv has the same problem, only of much larger dimensions. Lviv produces 660 tons of garbage a day. The opposition blames Mayor Andry Sadovy for ignoring the problem during all 10 years of his tenure.