Interior ministry holds meeting on Zakynthos’ garbage problem

Interior Minister Panos Skourletis stressed on Tuesday the need to speed up the operation of a mobile unit for the mechanical recycling and baling of waste as an interim solution for the big problem of waste management facing the island of Zakynthos.

Skourletis told a meeting of ministry officials that the mobile unit will help until the new, legal landfill is created and decided to discuss the issue further in anew meeting.

Zakynthos has been swamped in tones garbage as locals from the village of Kalamaki have blocked the entrance to the illegal landfill in Skopos for the past 20 days. Protesters are demanding that the municipality resolve the issue by finding an appropriate site.