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Plastic free Advent in Stari Grad

On Saturday, December 18, we open Plastic free Advent in the Town of Stari Grad on Island Hvar.

At Tvrdalj Square, on two Advent stands, from 11:30 to 14:30, we will show examples of alternative solutions for plastic waste.

If you want to learn more about products that can replace single use plastic, as well as take home one, make sure you come to Advent’s stands on time.

On the stands, you will be able to find reusable bottles, straws and cups, aprons for fishermen, examples of solutions for fishermen’s boxes and biodegradable cups examples used on Advent.

At the same location, from 11:30 to 12:30, for all interested citizens, school and kindergarten children will be organized a wax making workshop – these beeswax foil are a replacement for single use plastic foils.

This reusable and alternative foil can be easily made on a cotton fabric and it’s completely natural, environmentally friendly and biodegradable. These foils can replace plastic and aluminum foil, plastic bags and food containers. With proper maintenance, they last up to a year, and when they wear out, they only need to be “refreshed” with a new layer of wax.

All interested are welcome to bring their samples of cotton fabric.

Citizens will have the opportunity to find out more about the project For plastic free Croatian Islands, which includes Stari Grad as a partner with the implementation of sustainable waste management measures based on the principles of reducing, reusing, recycle, as well as the problem of marine litter.

This public event and forum is organized as part of the For plastic free Croatian Islands project in a cooperation with the City of Stari Grad and the Komunalno d.o.o., utility company. The project holder is the Association for Nature, Environment and Sustainable Development Sunce, and 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). Collaborators are: SMILO, Zlarin Initiative without Plastics, and the project is supported by the World Wide Fund for Nature.

The project is funded by the Beyond Med Association.