Poland sent back nearly 18 tons of electronic waste to the Netherlands. The garbage included all kinds of printed circuit boards, cases for electrical equipment made of plastic and metals, outlets, computer keyboards, capacitors, CDs, radios. The cargo did not have the appropriate consent from Polish authorities.
The Chief Inspectorate for Environmental Protection (GIOŚ) reported that nearly 18 tons of electrical and electronic equipment waste illegally arrived to Poland and has now returned to the Netherlands. The waste was returned on 24 January following an agreement between the inspectorate and the competent authority in the Netherlands.
The cargo, which was supposed to go to Poland, contained various types of printed circuit boards, cases for electrical equipment made of plastic and metals, wall outlets, computer keyboards, capacitors, CDs, radios. However, it was sent without prior notification and consent of the competent authorities.
GIOŚ reported that the illegal shipment of waste was revealed by the Lubuskie Customs and Tax Office in Gorzów Wielkopolski on January 10, 2024. The waste was returned on January 24.
General Inspectorate of Environmental Protection / Jędrzej Stachura