Cause and Effect in European Politics and Law

Strong winds dispersed garbage all over Sofia

Ralitsa Kovacheva, Adelina Marini, November 9, 2010

The strong winds, blowing since since Monday has left several villages in Bulgaria without electricity, fallen trees and damaged property. One of the smallest but meaningful effects in the capital Sofia, is that uncleaned litter, lifted by the wind, has covered the city all over. Be careful while walking the streets because there are flying objects heavier than plastic bags and newspapers.

It is a fact that the municipal authorities cannot control the closing of the lids of the litter bins, given that many people complain that they can hardly close them because the lids are heavy and the bins are too big and tall. What the municipality can do, however, is to invest some money to solve the issue in a way that has been solved in many other countries.

You can see all the photos in the gallery to the right.