Dear industry professionals,
The spring season in Bulgaria was marked by many successful initiatives, aiming to raise public awareness to waste prevention and reduction, sustainable production and consumption.
"Let's Clean Bulgaria in one day”, “Let’s Clean Europe” and “Books for Waste” involved many volunteers and Via Expo supported all these significant campaigns. Good news is the realization of the integrated system of municipal waste treatment facilities for Sofia Municipality and the start of the construction of the mechanic and biological waste treatment in Yana village.
Bulgaria and other recently joined state members from South-East Europe have to catch up with the European leaders in environment sector. A further progress in the waste management in the EU, impacted by the Circular Economy package is expected and the new European Parliament will face a lot of challenges. Some of the proposals are related to the 30% resource efficiency target, packaging directive revisions and a plan for preventing landfill usage.
In the present e-bulletin we have included 4 accents:
● Early Bird Discount for ‘Save the Planet’ 2015 till 1st October 2014
● The results of “Books for Waste” Campaign
● System of Municipal Waste Treatment Facilities in Han Bogrov
● Serbia Evaluates in Recycling
● “Waste Treatment in Bulgaria“ - special issue of “Ecology and Infrastructure” will coming.
Have a nice reading,
Via Expo Team
The 2015 edition of ‘Save the Planet’ will be held from 11th to 13th March. Till 1st October - Early Bird discount on exhibition space.
A record number of participants in “Books for Waste”
The campaign was organized for the second time by the Foundation “Credo Bunum” on 11 and 17 May. First held in Sofia and then in two other cities - Varna and Bourgas. Thousands of people submitted over five tons of plastic waste and received more than 6,500 books.
System for Municipal Waste Treatment Facilities “Han Bogrov”
||Over 1,200 tons of food waste and nearly 3,000 green waste are treaded for four months in the Integrated System for Municipal Waste Treatment Facilities “Han Bogrov”. It was officially opened at the end of January this year. The site has two separate production lines - for the treatment of 24, 000 tons green waste and 20,000 tons household and commercial biowaste per year. The result is biogas production, converted into electricity and heat.
The project is worth 39 million levs and is funded by the Operational Programme "Environment". Over 80% of the funds are gratuitous, the co-financing is provided with a loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB).