ECOPACK Bulgaria organized a competition for municipalities to launch a broad consultation, promote responsible green behavior and create conditions for sound and sustainable waste recovery.

The first edition of the Greenest Municipality competition brought together 24 partner municipalities of ECOPACK from across the country. The goal was to award the best eco projects, as well as to encourage active green policies on the part of the municipalities, to improve the efficiency of the systems for separate waste collection, and to inform and educate the public about its uses and benefits. The prizes provided by ECOPACK Bulgaria will finance green and sustainable projects of social importance in each municipality.

Plovdiv and Peshtera Municipalities won the Greenest Municipality of 2015 Award in the competition, respectively in the categories of large and medium-size municipality. The prizes of 25 000 BGN (Plovdiv) and 15 000 BGN (Peshtera) will finance projects for the development of systems for separate collection of waste in both municipalities. In 2016 was launched the new edition of “The Greenest Municipality”: