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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Corfu, Greece: The Rubbish Piles Up; Δεν θα στείλουμε τα ΜΑΤ στο Τεμπλόνι και τη Λευκίμμη, λέει η Περιφέρεια

Time to reinstate public order? Send in the Matatzides!

(before they ship the rubbish over to Epirus or Macedonia?)

From enimerosi

Η δραματική κατάσταση με τα σκουπίδια στην Κέρκυρα συνεχίζεται για δεύτερη εβδομάδα

Photo from Facebook and enimerosi

HELP! Facebook Photo, George Tseremis

The Ugly Truth, Facebook (and I'm not even a member)

«Οι γάτες μεταφέρουν τα σκουπίδια παντού. Ποντίκια και μύγες. Μυρωδιά που δεν σε αφήνει να απολαύσεις τις διακοπές σου, ούτε να φας στις ταβέρνες. Μα τι συμβαίνει με τα σκουπίδια στην Κέρκυρα;»

«Ήρθαμε στην Κέρκυρα και πρέπει να πω ότι δεν έχουμε δει κάτι τέτοιο πουθενά αλλού. Μυρίζει τόσο άσχημα και είναι πραγματικά ανθυγιεινό, Θα μείνει σίγουρα στο μυαλό μας ως ανάμνηση διακοπών. Συμπονώ τους ντόπιους που πρέπει να διαχειριστούν τις επιχειρήσεις τους και το πρόβλημα των σκουπιδιών μαζί».

Wikepedia: M.A.T. - Μονάδες Αποκατάστασης Τάξης-  "The Units for the Reinstatement of Order (Greek: Μονάδες Αποκατάστασης Τάξης, Monades Apokatastasis Taksis, MAT) are a special division of the Hellenic Police, whose primary and most famous role is that of riot control.
They were the first special police units founded in Greece. They were created to lift the burden from other bodies of police and armed forces from involvement in riots, illegal gatherings and demonstrations. The MAT are known as "matatzides" (ματατζήδες) or "matades" (ματάδες)"

Some comments from Corfu Forum

Waste collection and waste disposal in Corfu (Corfu Forum)
Today at 12:54:15 AM - "What is going on? How long will this awful situation continue? Waste treatment seems to resemble such processes in third countries. Gosh, what do tourists think whilst having a meal along mountains of smelly fermenting rubbish? Bad, bad show Corfu."


Trip Advisor, this time last year

Trip Advisor, May, 2016

eKathimerini, March 2013: Waste solutions in Epirus, Corfu - "Rubbish dumps should become a thing of the past from 2016 in Ioannina and on Corfu after the government on Wednesday gave the green light for waste processing plants to be built in those two area...The Development and Infrastructure Ministry announced on Wednesday that the ministerial committee for PPPs has accepted the requests submitted by the Municipality of Corfu and the Regional Authority of Epirus, with the locations for the sites already chosen: On Corfu the plant will be at Temploni and in Epirus at Dodoni, near Ioannina".

Posting, December 2015: EU Sues Greece over Corfu's Temploni Landfill Waste Management

Posting, March 2015: Greece: Waste Disposal; Waste Management; Rubbish; Garbage, Landfills; Tips; Fly-Tipping; Recycling; Trash Into Cash; Corfu; Tebloni Landfill

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