When someone says “environmental pollution”, many of us first think of plastic. Large amounts of plastic waste are all around us, the seas and oceans are full of this waste. The shores are full of disposable plastic, which is very difficult to recycle. And the fact that only nine percent of plastic products are recycled is especially devastating, because waste management systems simply cannot process the quantities that reach them.
Many countries have pledged to reduce plastic waste. To keep their promises, most ban the use of disposable plastic.
In order to protect the sea, Dubrovnik, Trogir, Stari Grad on Hvar and Sali on Dugi otok will be the first in Croatia to reduce plastic waste. They participate in projects implemented by the Association for Nature, Environment and Sustainable Development “Sunce” from Split, and their main goal is to reduce and remove plastic waste, as well as the use of alternative solutions.
The focus of this action includes products such as plastic ear sticks, cutlery, plates, straws, plastic coffee spoons, balloon holders.
This Association has started the projects “Plastic Smart Cities Croatia” and “For Plastic Free Croatia Island”, their main goal is to reduce the use of plastic, because in this way there will be less pollution of the sea with this waste. According to their website, the goal will be met by applying sustainable waste management measures based on the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle. He will also pay attention to education, as well as raising public awareness of the impact of plastic pollution on the marine world and the environment.
Plastic that ends up in the seas and oceans becomes food for animals.
Cleaning actions nature and beaches to some extent contribute to the amount of waste removed from environment, but in order for that to have an impact, it is necessary to reduce the production of plastics, as well as the use disposable products.
Countries Of the European Union are making great efforts to ban the use of disposable plastic in need, which is a big step forward.
Source: Energetski portal Srbije by www.energetskiportal.rs.
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