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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

BBC investigation reveals British waste dumped in Romania

A BBC investigation has uncovered British waste being illegally shipped to Romania and dumped. The Romanian authorities say that the shipments, labelled as second-hand goods, were really just worthless junk destined for landfill.

"Millions can be made from this so-called waste crime - because it's cheaper to send junk abroad and dump it than to pay to have it properly disposed of at home. The Romanian government has called on the UK to do more to stamp out this illegal trade," BBC reported.

Storing a ton of garbage in Romanian landfills range between EUR 17-35, while in Great Britain the price is GBP 500 and in Italy, it is EUR 500, according to Prosecutor Teodor Niță, who deals with combating environmental crimes within the Prosecutor's Office attached to the Constanţa Court of Appeal, Wall-street.ro reported. 

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Linda Williams/Dreamstime.com)

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Profile picture for user andreich
Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

BBC investigation reveals British waste dumped in Romania

A BBC investigation has uncovered British waste being illegally shipped to Romania and dumped. The Romanian authorities say that the shipments, labelled as second-hand goods, were really just worthless junk destined for landfill.

"Millions can be made from this so-called waste crime - because it's cheaper to send junk abroad and dump it than to pay to have it properly disposed of at home. The Romanian government has called on the UK to do more to stamp out this illegal trade," BBC reported.

Storing a ton of garbage in Romanian landfills range between EUR 17-35, while in Great Britain the price is GBP 500 and in Italy, it is EUR 500, according to Prosecutor Teodor Niță, who deals with combating environmental crimes within the Prosecutor's Office attached to the Constanţa Court of Appeal, Wall-street.ro reported. 

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Linda Williams/Dreamstime.com)

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