|Many people from Plovdiv decided to join the “Books for trash” initiative today. It took place in two places in Plovdiv – in front of the Military Club and in front of the “Kaufland” branch on “Peshtersko Shosse”. |
According to the “Trash Books” regulation, anyone who hands over a kilogram of recyclable plastic receives a book of their choice in return.
In the ten years that the initiative has been running, over 100 tons of plastic waste have been handed over for recycling and over a hundred thousand books have been distributed. According to the organizers, the popularity of the initiative grows with each passing year, and the amount of plastic collected for recycling grows with it.
The first stage of the national tour of “Garbage Books” took place in May and June this year at the parking lots of Kaufland hypermarkets in Karlovo, Vidin, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Varna, Ruse, Silistra, Haskovo, Kyustendil, Petrich and Stara Zagora. nearly 12 tons of plastic were collected and 11,800 books were distributed.
All collected plastic waste will be recycled by ECOPACK Bulgaria AD, who have been partners of the initiative since its inception.