Plastic Smart Cities Croatia

Plastic Smart Cities Croatia

Sunce Split Association, in cooperation with WWF Mediterranean, has started the implementation of the Plastic Smart Cities Croatia project, which aims to reduce plastic waste in the sea. The project will last for the next two years and will involve one municipality or city at sea as a partner, which will contribute to the reduction of plastic footprint in various segments of social life and the local community through the implementation of project activities and encourage the use of alternative solutions for waste plastics. The project will also seek to raise awareness of citizens and guests about plastic waste.

The Mediterranean is one of the most polluted seas by plastic pollution with half of this enormous amount of waste coming from land.  Croatia generates 400kTs of plastic waste each year. It has the 3rd highest per capita waste generation in the region, so it is very important to take urgent measures and make citizens, as well as numerous visitors, aware of the need for urgent action, reducing the use of disposable plastic. Namely, tourism has been identified as one of the key actors, and part of the awareness campaign under the Plastic Smart Cities project is aimed at foreign and domestic tourists.

After detailed analysis by the Sunce Split Association, the process of selecting a city or municipality to participate in the project as a partner will be followed by a series of activities – from research, information and preparation of plans, workshops through public events and forums.

Project start date: January 1, 2020

Project duration: 24 months

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Donors

MAVA Foundation European Union DBU - Njemačka savezna zaklada za okoliš Fond za zaštitu okoliša i energetsku učinkovitost Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i sporta Splitsko-dalmatinska županija Grad Split Ured za udruge Vlade RH

Sunce is a beneficiary of the institutional support of the National Foundation for Civil Society Development for the Stabilization and / or Development of the Association

Partners

WWF Mediterranean DGU Ministarstvo zaštite okoliša i prirode Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode Park prirode Telašćica Park prirode Lastovsko otočje Nacionalni park Mljet Nacionalni park Brijuni Nacionalni park Kornati Javna ustanova Priroda Javna ustanova za upravljanje zaštićenim prirodnim vrijednostima Šibensko-kninske županije ProPark - Foundation for protected areas PAP RAC Gorska služba spašavanja Udruga Argonauta Udruga Divina Natura Lavanda Tours Ekološka udruga UNDP Hrvatska Čistoća Split Javna ustanova za upravljanje zaštićenim prirodnim vrijednostima Dubrovačko - neretvanske županije Javna ustanova Dalmatian Nature Ministarstvo turizma Prirodoslovno-Matematički Fakultet

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European Environmental Bureau MedPAN CEEweb Seas At Risk Adriapan Zeleni forum BioNET