ECOPACK Bulgaria is a traditional partner to the bTV initiative “Let’s Clean Bulgaria in a Day”. The largest packaging waste recovery organization took an active part in the national cleaning campaign on April 20th this year, both through the participating volunteers from its team and through the 32,000 black (for general waste) and yellow (for plastic waste) bags and as many pairs of gloves provided to its 87 partner municipalities. Some members of the organization’s team joined the cleaning of Loven Park in Sofia, and the rest helped clean the town of Silistra.
In Silistra alone, by municipal data, a total of 81,220 kg of general wasteand 11,680 kg of construction wastewere collected and carried off, with more than 3,000participating volunteers. ECOPACK Bulgaria and Silistra Municipality specially chose the date of the big cleaning campaign to mark the beginning of their cooperation in setting up the three-color system for separate packaging waste collection.
For the youngest nature lovers, the organization presented the town with a brand new children’s playground, on Petar Mutafchiev Street, opened by Todor Burgudzhiev, Executive Director of ECOPACK Bulgaria, and the Mayor of the Municipality – Dr Julian Naidenov. More than 30 children had fun with the new playground equipment and while playing received their first eco lesson and many gifts. This event marked the launch of the initiative.
After the cleaning of the city, ECOPACK Bulgaria, with the support of Silistra Municipality, staged a big concert on Svoboda Square, with appearances by the stars of the hugely popular bTV series Where is Maggy – Evelin Kostova, Elizabeth Marangozova, and Boris Lazarov, the talents from The Voice of Bulgaria TV show – Gita Petkova and Plamen Borisov, the magician Mister Jimmy, as well as children from local dance and singing troupes.
The children had the opportunity to watch the 3D film The Lords of Recycling and to win many prizes in the Be an Ecohero! interactive game in ECOPACK’s unique 3D Ecobus, which in the month April has been touring the schools in Silistra with its education program on environmental preservation and separate packaging waste collection.