Activists concerned over increase in waste smuggling in Romania

EURACTIV | Peacocks may not be the first thing visitors expect to see at a cement plant. But a factory in the Romanian town of Fieni has built a spacious aviary for the birds in a bid to convince the public of its environmental credentials. The idea was the brainchild of the plant’s technical director Cristian Voinitchi who said he wanted to show people that even though the factory — which belongs to German group HeidelbergCement — burns waste for fuel, the air is still clean enough for the peacocks to flourish in. Nevertheless, for NGOs and environmental campaigners, it is not an issue that can be covered up with a few pretty feathers.

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