Together without plastic on Jazz & Wine festival

This year’s Jazz & Wine festival in the Stari Grad on island Hvar was organized without plastic!

From July 26 to 31, the festival combined good wine and music on the open stages of the old town squares and care for the environment.

At the official opening on July 28 2022, the legendary Songkillers provided a great gig and entertainment at Tvrdalj square, the organizers gathered the best Hvar winemakers, and the Association Sunce introduced visitors with ways to reduce plastic in everyday life.

With the aim to promote reusable solutions for single-use plastic products to reduce plastic pollution in the sea, Sunce, in cooperation with the City of Stari Grad and the Municipal Company Stari Grad d.o.o. implements a national campaign Together without plastic supported by Beyond Med Association funds.

– We are extremely satisfied and proud that this kind of event continued for another year in the Stari Grad, happened in different locations for several days and was successfully held without plastic. We will continue to support all City institutions involved in the implementation of The Action Plan for the Reduction of Plastic Pollution for the period 2021-2026, and follow The Decision on reducing the use of single use plastic for the City of Stari Grad measures adopted in November 2021 at the city council session – said the director of Komunalno Stari Grad d.o.o., Petar Tresić.

Over the past year, a number of plastic-free events have been held in Stari Grad.

– This year’s Advent event Vrime od Božića u Storemu Grodu, as well as the carnival, were organized without single-use plastic, and from 21 to 25 September, the International Festival of Ships, the Sea and Sailors Dani u vali will be held also without plastic – concluded Tresić.

Sunce has been conducting the Together Without Plastic campaign since July 2021 in order to educate the public about the impact of plastic pollution on the marine environment and introduce citizens to alternative solutions for single-use plastic products. Find the steps you can take to reduce your own plastic footprint while saving money in our Live Green web section.

We remind you that this campaign is carried out as one of the activities of the project For plastic free Croatian Islands, in which the partners are the City of Stari Grad (Island of Hvar), the Municipality of Sali (Island of Dugi Otok) and the Friends of the Earth Croatia (ZA), and the collaborators are SMILO, the Initiative for Zlarin without plastic and the project is supported by the World Wide Fund for Nature.

As part of the project, in Split on September 15 and 16, 2022 the Interdisciplinary Conference on Waste Management Priorities – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Beyond Plastic Croatiawill be held.

The For plastic free Croatian Islands project, as part of which the conference is organized, started on October 1, 2020 and will last until September 31, 2022. The project is financed by The Beyond Med Association (www.beyondplasticmed.org). 

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