Green Phone Inquiries

In order to demonstrate the work of activists on the Green Phone, their patience, perseverance, and commitment which are required, we thought it would be the best to show you the cases (Inquiries) which we have been solving. As you will see, the methods and approaches to solving the problems differ from case to case, likewise some of them are solved successfully, and some are still ongoing. Other than the mere presentation of our work, it is our desire is to give you some new ideas for solving environmental problems in your environment. Each case contains the category to which it relates, and the name of the association which resolved the case.

Eco Zadar received a report through the Green Phone about an unbearable stench caused by the accumulation of animal waste in the Bibinje area. More specifically, on the road from Bibinje to Babindub, Franjada (Gornji Brig) road, toward the Gromić forest.

The waste is located throughout the length of the road. (The waste consists of construction waste, animal waste, waste from septic tanks, miscellaneous …)

Through the Green Phone citizens reported illegal disposal of harmful materials into the stream in the village of Sovinjak in Buzet.

Namely, this June a part of the county road of approximately 1000 m2 in the village of Sovinjak was repaired.
The County Roads Administration of Istria County, which concluded a contract with Istarske ceste d.o.o. for the performance of works, is in charge of repairing the road, while the locals are saying that a local company from Buzet was also contracted for the performance of works.

Three trees on this site were not planted at random, but rather due to an author project that successfully formed a micro-ambience in the street that otherwise has no greenery, and the green respite that the carefully positioned trees formed contributed substantially to the quality of residence.

Trees in a city are extremely important: they create more comfortable environments, contribute to biodiversity, purify the air, regulate temperature and humidity, reduce noise pollution, dust and radiation and create shade in the summer.

In May this year, the Sunce Association for Nature, Environment, and Sustainable Development received a waste category report at its Green Phone service.
Namely, this case involves the illegal disposal of waste in a populated area. The situation worsened as the heat increased with the season, and the stench coming from the landfill became intolerable, resulting in threat of disease to many residents in the area. It is necessary that this inhumane situation is solved as soon as possible for the benefit of all.

At the “Krka” association’s Green Phone at number 072 123 456, we received numerous calls from citizens about wrecks of unregistered vehicles around Knin at multiple locations.

We have informed the municipal services of Knin and received a written notice that the removal of said wrecks is to be carried out soon. After we posted the news on our website and Facebook page, citizens began reporting vehicle wreckage in nature more frequently.

At the "Krka" association’s Green phone number 072 123 456, the citizens of Rogoznica reported a case of accumulating huge amounts of waste on private property. For years they warned of this problem but after a tip, the "Krka" association sent numerous letters to the competent institutions a restoration of the area was soon followed.

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More frequent spills of fuel oil in Podurinj, Municipality of Kostrena, INA still does not know where the spills come from!

At the Žmergo Association’s Green phone on April the 27th citizens reported that in the coastal area around Urinj in Kostrena (harbor Podurinj) fuel oil has been spilt into the sea. Žmergo immediately reported the said incident to the competent services (Inspection of Environmental Protection, Water Management Inspectorate and the inspection at the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure).

The Eco Pan Green phone received a report in which the applicant is concerned about the actions of her neighbor; specifically, the neighbor in question kills swallows with his air rifle. She asks what to do or how to prevent him from doing that? Swallows are a strictly protected species under the Ordinance on strictly protected species (Official Gazette 144/13) and the Nature Protection Act (NN 80/13) explicitly prohibits their killing, destruction of nests, habitat destruction and the like.

Via the Green phone in April this year, Green Osijek has received citizens’ reports of material damage (the place of Privlaka, not far from Vinkovci) resulted from treating of PIK's sunflower fields with herbicides for broadleaf weeds.

Locals claim that the company PIK Vinkovci when spraying their fields with herbicides also harmed the neighboring crops of locals and destroyed many gardens, vegetable gardens, orchards and other crops in the range of 1.5 km from the treated fields of sunflowers as well.

Anxious citizens addressed us on the Association’s Green phone yet again, this time due to felling of trees near the Arena.