“The Week of recycling with ECOPACK” was held for the first time in more than 50 schools in Sofia.
The initiative was announced in the presence of the Minister of Education and Science, Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Environment and Waters, representatives of the Sofia municipality and the schools. The initiative was developed by ECOPACK Bulgaria, the leading organization licensed by MOEW for the recovery of packaging waste. During the week, the students’ attention will be focused on the issues of separate collection, recycling and recovery of waste, environmental protection and sustainable development. Lessons, events and competitions will be held in or outside classes. The idea is to bring together the efforts of teachers, pupils and parents in the separate collection of packaging waste and the acquisition of knowledge about recycling.
“The program will be implemented over 3 years. The start was in November when the European Waste Reduction Week (21-29 November 2017) took place. We started with the schools in Sofia and next year the initiative will be held in other 12 municipalities, starting from Bourgas “, explained the Executive Director of ECOPACK Bulgaria Todor Burgudjiev. He thanked the partners for the initiative and expressed the hope that more kids in schools would acquire a responsible attitude towards the environment. ECOPACK Bulgaria provides the schools included in the initiative with an educational package to help the teacher – a guide for the eco hours of the class teacher for students from 1st to 7th and from 8th to 12th grade; video games, instructions, educational boards and posters. The tutorials are developed by Together in Time and present the theme in an attractive way for children The investment in the initiative is 200 000 BGN (100 000 Euro).