4850 children participated in the third national campaign “Old paper for a new book”

For the third consecutive year ECOPACK together with paper Center Greenwich organized campaign “Old paper for a new book.” This year it took place not only in the capital Sofia, but also in two other cities: Plovdiv and Rousse. Delivered to stations transmitting paper curled long queues of children and parents. They were there to show their commitment and responsibility towards the environment and love of reading. Children from Plovdiv, Rousse and Sofia exchanged 26.5 tons of old paper for 6000 new books and thus saved 345 trees.
Any child with accompanying adulst who brought five kilograms of old paper was given the opportunity to choose from among 300 book titles. The organizers and campaign partners united around the idea that it is important that each child from an early age should learn to take care of nature, to collect waste separately and to have particular regard to books and reading.
The initiative was accompanied by a children’s festival – the eko play “Tale of little heros with empty bellies – Papereater, Plasticeater and Glass eater” presented in the park, and with a lots of music, dancing, games and quizzes. There were eko workshop for making jewelry, flowers and souvenirs from recycable packaging waste materials.