Waste is not garbage: How to get through the day without plastic?

“How to get through the day without plastic? “Zero waste cookbook for sustainable life” is the title of the lecture held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 as part of a public forum organized by the City of Split and the Association for Nature, Environment and Sustainable Development Sunce in the Marko Marulić City Library. The forum was held as part of the Waste is not garbage project, and many visitors, after the lecture, had the opportunity to talk with the main lecturer, Marko Capek from the Terra Hub Association.

In the very introduction, Miranda Šimac from the Sunce Split Association presented the results of the ML Repair project (REducing and Preventing, an integrated Approach to Marine Litter Management in the Adriatic Sea), during which the audience could hear startling data about the amount of marine litter that surrounds us, and the largest part of which is plastic.

Marko Capek presented his own example how everyday life is possible with the use of minimal and insignificant amounts of single-use plastic. The key advice for all those who want to reduce the production and accumulation of this type of waste would be to remove all such products from use. Namely, in some stores and retail chains, there are biodegradable compostable bags, which are available at a very reasonable price. The zero waste lifestyle promoted by Capek implies the refusal to buy all environmentally unacceptable packaging.

In the part of the lecture related to the zero waste cookbook, Marko Capek also gave the visitors numerous tips, such as: buying food in bulk and storing spices and food in glass jars.

For a long time, Capek has been making various cosmetic products, the basis of which are natural, harmless ingredients.

Other thematic forums as part of the project Waste is not garbage continue in September, as well as educational forums in Split districts. The goal of the “Waste is not garbage” project is to educate citizens about sustainable waste management.

The project was co-financed by the European Union from the Cohesion Fund. The total value of the project is HRK 2,861,524.75, and the amount of grants awarded to the City of Split is HRK 2,325,521.78.