Thanks to the project of UNDP "Sustainable Mining Clean Up and
Health Effects Pollution Management in Bucim and Lojane Mines"
for the financial and technical support for project implementation
and preparation of this brochure.
Thirty years ago and earlier, most of the garbage
thrown away in Macedonia contained natural sub- Project:
stances. There was not much plastic or dangerous “Getting the Facts, Informing the Citizens”
chemicals contained in the garbage. So if it was
This project was lead by the Youth Volunteer Club
thrown into illegal dumps or the river, there was “Volunteer Ecology Kratovo”
much less negative pollution of the ground and
Unfortunately, most of our garbage today con-
tains plastic or contains dangerous chemicals.
Plastic has made our life quite convenient. But
plastic is made from oil and it contains chemicals
that are bad for our health. Plastic will take 450 We would like to thank our data gatherers:
years to 1000 years to decompose completely. Jordana Mаја
However, it does decompose a little bit at a Mladen Toshe
time, especially if it is in water. As it breaks Jessica Paul
down little by little, it releases dangerous chemi-
cals into the water or ground.
Plastics contain endocrine disruptor chemicals,
like phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA). Your endo- This project was implemented by:
crine system controls your hormone levels. Endo- The Regional Center for Sustainable
crine disruptor chemicals trick our bodies into Development-Kratovo
thinking that they are hormones. These disrupting
fake hormones can cause breast and prostate
cancer, obesity, neurobehavioral problems, and
reproductive abnormalities, cardiovascular dis- Partner:
Regional Roma Educational
ease, type 2 diabetes and abnormalities in liver
It is time to get familiar with the environment we We would like to thank the Municipality of Kratovo for publishing
live in and how we need to take care of the envi- Kratovo’s Local Environmental Action Plan (LEAP). The informa-
ronment. Please do not contribute to illegal tion from the LEAP provided the initial data that was essential
for starting and completing this project.
dumps. Use the proper dumpsters and cans and
remember the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Regional Center for Sustainable Development - Kratovo
Goce Delchev 24, 1360 Kratovo
Telephone/Fax: 00389 31 481 542
Please see the report on our blog for E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
all scientific references. www.regionalencentar.org.mk Kratovo May 2010
Locations of Illegal Dumps
Illegal Dumpsites Size
Near Argulishki Bridge and Burekov Bridge 330 m2
Merak Neighborhood 1550 m2 Looking for More Information?
We found 7 sites where illegal dumping
is taking place. These sites are all lo- Koshari Neighborhood 1829 m2
See our full report with
cated by or in the rivers. The wild
Near the bridge by the Bus Station 2394 m2 photographs at
dumpsites are also contributing to the
numerous points of garbage accumula- Karshi Bavcha Park 3076 m2
tion along the rivers.
Near Jokshirski Bridge 4019 m2
Stara Musala 4993 m2