In accordance with legal regulations and secondary legislation, legal entities and entrepreneurs whose activities lead to environmental pollution in the sense of emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere, water and soil, as well as subjects that generate and manage waste, have an obligation to keep daily records and annual reports on this and to submit them to the competent state and local authorities by March 31 of the current year for the previous calendar year.
On the basis of collected information, a uniform data base is created in the National and local registries of sources of pollution. On the basis of collected data, the state will gain a good insight into real condition of the environment - sources of pollution, types, quantities, manner and place of emission of pollutants into atmosphere, water and soil, as well as quantities, types, composition and method of waste treatment and disposal, which represents the basis for adoption of different legal regulations, but also actions aimed at solving specific environmental problems. This manner of registration of pollution and waste may also serve as a mechanism of better communication and relations between companies and local communities, as well as between local communities and the state, and with the purpose of finding common solutions for remedying pollution.
Foreign investors whop pay attention to every detail when they invest into a particular country, certainly have in their list of priorities the manner of waste disposal, and want to have insight into the quantities of waste, but also into plans for its disposal. It all goes to the fact that benefits of this type of registry do not stop only in relation the state-company, but that it is in general interest of all of us. Companies can also have benefits from gaining insight into these data bases. Although reporting is their obligation, they have the full right to see this as an opportunity for making good business decisions, because they can base their strategies and plans on accurate and reliable information. Experiences from big industrial countries have shown that well informed public can be a partner to state authorities and industry in making decisions about environmental protection, as well as that well informed employees can take measures in order to protect themselves, nearby population and the environment.
Thanks to better insight into quantities, but also methods of waste management, we will all be able to make better, more accurate and healthier decisions!