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January 19, 2008

Visual Pollution of Naples, Italy

Filed under: Ecology, Health, Politics, Society — Tags: , , , , , — Joe De Luca @ 3:56 pm


Napoli has a rubbish collection problem

Originally uploaded by chrisjohnbeckett

The Naples garbage collection saga continues. This is just one of many pictures and videos that are on the internet that show the visual and environmental pollution of the city and surrounding areas. Note that this picture is from June 2007. Garbage strikes are nothing new to this city. For that matter, strikes of any kind, are nothing new to the whole Italian peninsula.

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January 11, 2008

Naples Garbage Crisis is a Complete Mess

The Naples garbage crisis revives the expression “Vedi Napoli e Poi Muori”…”See Naples and Then Die”. The expression can be taken quite literally if we take a look at the cancer rates in the surrounding areas, and the stench of rot. The current situation is a complete mess. Of course this is not something that happened overnight. It was a problem that was ready to spill at any moment for quite some time, and now it did spill…all over the streets.

Who will resolve this mess? Politicians? Citizens? I’m not quite sure, but they better get their act together and stop pointing fingers, before this turns into more of a sanitation nightmare than it already is.

My humble, and common sense, suggestions would be for the citizens to start composting their organic waste. Non-organic waste does not emit nasty odors. Stop buying unnecessary things. Reusing materials. Take responsibility for your own actions. And stop the violent-anarchical maneuvers. The situation will be resolved much faster if everyone behaves in a civilized manner.

This garbage logistical dilemma is a simple result of ignorance, and over-consumptionism, sprinkled by a “little” corruption via the camorra and some no-good politicians.

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