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Avoiding garbage, connecting cities

The amount of plastic waste is increasing around the world. The EU project BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE aims to help reduce, reuse and recycle this waste. The project is launching a virtual platform for improved networking. The kick-off event, Historic Cities against Plastic Waste, will take place online on 17 September.

Eine nicht weggeworfene Plastik-Flasche liegt zwischen herbstlichen Blättern auf der Straße.

Many European cities want to reduce plastic waste and are networking with one another.

Not all of Europe's roughly 500 million inhabitants dispose of their garbage properly. Disposable plastic lands in urban waters or ends up by the side of the road. At the first virtual meeting of the EU project BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE , the focus will be especially on how to free historically or architecturally valuable buildings and city infrastructure from plastic waste.

The inaugural meeting will be followed by regular online meetings, where participants will exchange new knowledge and effective solutions for reducing plastic waste. Those interested can register via the following link: www.bioplasticseurope.eu/news-events

At the first meeting, best practices will be presented. The Lithuanian city Neringa will present its 'Lessons Learned', and the Estonian capital Tallinn will discuss its successful deposit refund system. The company Plasta – the Baltic region's largest polyethylene producer and one of the largest polyethylene recyclers and producers of plastic products in Europe – will share its experiences and knowledge with the public.



Sustainability and Climate Change Management Research and Transfer Centre
Cintía Nunes
cintia.nunes (at) ls.haw-hamburg (dot) de