This year the national eco initiative was held successfully in five Bulgarian cities
The national eco initiative “Old Paper for New Book” came to completion on September 24th in Bourgas. During its debut edition in the seaside city the campaign involved 1,100 children who, driven by their enjoyment of reading and concern for the environment, handed over for recycling 6 tons of paper and thus saved from felling 78 trees. In exchange, the young eco activists received 1,500 new books. The campaign was conducted with the support of Bourgas Municipality and Peyo Yavorov Regional Library.
The winners of this year’s special challenge – a short story competition entitled “Old Heroes in New Stories” were announced on the stage of Primorski Park. Those were the eight-year-old Daria Georgieva and Katerina Mihova. They were rewarded with full sets of the books about Percy Jackson, who was the mascot of this year’s campaign.
Besides Bourgas, in 2017, the national eco initiative Old Paper for New Book was hosted by another four municipalities – Haskovo, Sofia, Russe, and Plovdiv. Under the motto “Clean Up and Read Up”, a total of 8,250 young eco activists handed over 43 tons of paper and thus saved from felling 560 trees. The kids found out more about recycling, learned how to collect waste separately, and received 9,600 new books of their choice.
For the second consecutive year, 800 committed young eco activists joined the campaign in Haskovo Municipality. They handed over close to 5 tons of paper, saved 65 trees from felling, and received more than 1,000 new books of their choice.