For Plastic Free Croatian Islands
The For Plastic Free Croatian Islands project has been active since October 2021. The project holders are Association Nature, Environment and Sustainable Development Sunce who have collaborated with the City of Stari Grad, the Municipality of Sali, Friends of the Earth Croatia (Zelena Akcija), SMILO and Initiative for Zlarin without plastic.
A study has been launched by Sunce to gain a better understanding of the quantity of single-use plastics used as well as the waste management system in place. A “PlasticFree” action plan will be developed based on the results of this study, which will be used as a framework for the implementation of new measures.
The project’s goal is to prevent or reduce the adverse effects of certain plastic products on the environment. It will aim to promote the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ principles in the implementation of sustainable waste management measures.
A national communication campaign – “Zajedno bez Plastike” (Together Without Plastic) – has also been launched with the aim of encouraging citizens and businesses to stop using single-use plastic.