Tons of waste float on Bosnia's Drina river

STORY: The plastic waste can be seen accumulating among the fallen trees, with snow falling on the debris.

Dejan Furtula, an environmental activist, said that was a recurring issue.

"This issue has been prevalent for the past two decades in Visegrad and it poses a significant ecological disaster," he said.

He emphasized the seriousness of the problem, not only for the health and environment but also for the reputation of the area.

"This is a source of great embarrassment for all of us, as we seem unable to solve this issue for such a prolonged period," he said.

He also pointed out that the problem has turned Visegrad into a de facto regional landfill.