- The Trash Books initiative ends on Sunday
This Sunday (September 18), residents of the capital and guests of the city can join the environmental initiative “Books for trash” by exchanging their plastic waste for books at two locations – the parking lot of the Kaufland hypermarket in Mladost (3 Filip Avramov St. ) and the parking lot of the Central Halls in Sofia. The events are part of the national campaign, which this year takes place in a total of 15 cities across the country. Those wishing to participate will be able to do so between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
In 2022, the Books for Trash campaign celebrates its 10th edition. The birthday of the initiative will be organized at one of the locations on Sunday – the parking lot of the Central Halls will turn into a Green Square for one day. At it, in addition to the exchange of plastic waste for books, there will also be a rich accompanying program with various thematic activities – workshops and stands dedicated to recycling and a responsible attitude towards nature. A musical program is planned with the participation of the “green” ambassadors of “Knigi za smet” Svilen from “Ostava” and Dara Ekimova.
Over 100 tons of plastic waste have been collected and handed over for subsequent recycling and over 100,000 books have been distributed in the ten years that the Books for Trash initiative has been running. Kaufland Bulgaria has been a partner in the initiative since 2019, helping to increase the number of locations throughout the country. In 2021, the campaign was implemented in 9 cities, and in 2022 – in a record 15, including Karlovo, Vidin, Silistra, Haskovo, Petrich and Yambol. All plastic waste collected in the campaign is recycled by ECOPACK Bulgaria, who have been partners of the initiative since its inception.
Kaufland Bulgaria supports the cause of the Credo Bonum Foundation and the Smart Books publishing house, which are the creators of “Books for Garbage”, as part of its long-term commitment to limit single-use plastic, prevent its use, more recycling and more sustainable packaging.
You can find more information about “Junk Books” on the FB page/knigizasmet.