A kid traded his car for story books

The “Books for Trash” eco-initiative can easily change its name to “Plovdiv Chete”.

Hundreds of Plovdiv residents formed a long line this morning to exchange a kilo of trash for an interesting read. The autumn edition of the campaign, which turns 10 years old this year, welcomed those interested at two points – in front of the Kaufland store on “Peshtersko Shosse” and in front of the Military Club.

According to the regulation, anyone who hands over a kilogram of recyclable plastic receives a book of their choice in return. And the proposed titles were by no means few, as there were suitable for both children – “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen”, “Be a Mermaid”, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and others, as well as for adults – mainly by the authors Margaret Atwood, Neil Shusterman, Michelle Wright, Nova Ren Suma and others.

Those eager to receive a new book had prepared themselves with bags and sacks full of plastic. Everyone was amazed by a little boy who traded his red car for story books. The little boy showed that he has grown up and that it is time to part with his toy to accumulate knowledge and train his imagination. His example was followed by another boy who gave his bike.

During the edition of the campaign in Plovdiv, which lasted over 3 hours, hundreds of kilograms of plastic were handed over for recycling. Most provided a few kilos each, which entitled them to leave with a few books in hand.

photos by Natasha Maneva

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