In the month of May 2016, more than 2,000 children enjoyed the visits of Eco Labyrinth to six Bulgarian towns – Vidin, Haskovo, Pleven, Silistra, Shumen, and Varna. Both children and parents eagerly answered the questions related to environmental conservation and recycling. They all managed to make their way to the exit and were rewarded for their knowledge and effort with a prize – a poster of an animal from endangered species included in the Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Eco Labyrinth is an innovative educational concept allowing children and adults alike to learn about the benefits of separate waste collection and to gain additional motivation to join in. The waste separately collected in the ECOPACK color-coded containers is transported to sorting installations and from there returned into production as raw materials. The benefit to the economy is significant. And so is the one to the environment – it is a way to reduce the volume of waste going to landfills and prevent packaging from ending up in nature where such materials can take hundreds of years to decompose, all while contaminating the soil, water, and air.
The event is accompanied by a special exhibition presenting interesting facts and information about protected animal species and plants in Bulgaria. In addition to the immediate benefits of waste recovery for nature and society, the Eco Labyrinth stresses the direct relationship between our own responsible, environment-friendly behavior and the survival of animals and plants in their natural habitats.
The photos and information from the exhibition are available on www.ecolabyrinth.eu