"Poland is throwing away thousands of euros a day " bemoans Gazeta Wyborcza. For a month now the EU has been fining Poland 40,000 euros a day for failing to make good on its accession promise to improve its waste management system. This year Poland’s use of landfill was supposed to drop by a fourth but it has only decreased by 8%. To make matters worse, some 40 % of waste is dumped illegally, the Warsaw daily estimates. Poland may still avoid paying the fine, though, if it proves by January 2011 that it will eventually comply.