Training campaigns on "Prevention of marine pollution with plastic"

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Experts from the municipal administration took part in a training to prevent plastic water pollution. The best Norwegian practices included in the activities of the project of the Municipality of Burgas "Implementation of measures to reduce marine litter in the Burgas Bay" were presented.

Divers, fishermen, students and experts are involved in the implementation of the project activities.

Eng. Pavlin Mihov, Director of the Environmental Protection Directorate, traced the path of Burgas waste by presenting the various implemented garbage collection systems in the city.

"Proper separation of household waste and the use of colored containers for separate collection will significantly reduce the volume of landfilled waste and will contribute to the conservation of nature," he said.

Eng. Mariela Garkova, Chief Expert of the Strategic Development Directorate, emphasized that by 2035 only one tenth of the waste collected from households will be able to be disposed of in the general collection container and that we must soon learn to dispose of food waste separately too, due to the forthcoming commissioning of an anaerobic plant in the city.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Svetla Dalakchieva presented shocking data on the scale and damage of plastic pollution.

A plan for limiting the use of disposable plastic products in the buildings and premises of the Municipal Council and the Municipal Administration of Burgas was presented.

Director of the Strategic Development Directorate Maya Ruseva stressed the importance of everyone taking responsibility for the cleanliness of the environment and stressed that great change will happen with the participation of all of us, because pollution harms not only marine life, but the health of people of our and of future generations as well.

The training is part of the Project "Implementation of measures to reduce marine litter in the Burgas Bay" is implemented in partnership with the Foundation "Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria" and the NGO "The Blue Army", Iceland. Its financing is under the Program "Environmental Protection and Climate Change" of the EEA FM 2014-2021.