The residents of Haskovo will be pleased to find new color-coded igloo-type containers for the separate collection of packaging waste installed in their town.
In April, ECOPACK Bulgaria began replacing the color-coded containers with a new more efficient and environmentally friendly model. Igloo type containers make it harder to dispose of household and construction waste and reduce littering outside the containers.
The new containers may have different technical characteristics but come in the familiar three colors: blue containers for the collection of paper and cardboard packaging; yellow containers for the collection of plastic and metal packaging, and green ones, for the collection of glass packaging. Analysis shows that the waste deposited in these containers is cleaner and of better quality and this in turn contributes towards increasing the overall quantity of separately collected packaging waste and a cleaner environment.
ECOPACK Bulgaria has invested BGN 205,000 in the purchase and placement of 334 new containers. As heretofore, all collected waste is to undergo further sorting before being handed over to the recycling plants. The containers will be serviced by a specialized waste collection vehicle provided by ECOPACK Bulgaria and equipped with GPS for real-time tracking.
The new additions and improvements all aim to improve the separate collection system, increasing the amount of collected recyclable packaging and reducing the waste going to landfill and waste storage sites.
“We’d like to help make the city of Haskovo a cleaner and greener place to live. That is why we invest every year in new, more functional containers and awareness-raising campaigns. In turn, we count on citizens to keep their city clean by disposing of their packaging waste in the appropriate green, yellow, and blue color containers. Let’s join efforts to protect one of the most beautiful cities of Bulgaria!” said ECOPACK Bulgaria ExecutiveDirector Todor Todor Bourgoudjiev.