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The main purpose of the project is to ultimately improve the ecological status of marine waters in the Bay of Burgas by raising public awareness, self-awareness making citizens responsible for the reduction and prevention marine litter. Additionally the projects aims to:

  • Reduce the amount of waste in marine environment from the territory of Burgas Municipality originating from the land;
  • Increase the capacity of the local administration by introducing measures for waste management and implementation of local environmental ordinances;
  • Raise the self-awareness of the local community about responsible uses of resources, and protect marine waters by increasing environmental knowledge


tons of plastic enter our seas every year
This is the the equivalent of one garbage truck being dumped every minute
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microplastic particles are already floating in our the world ocean
That’s 500 times more than there are stars in our galaxy
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tones of plastic have been produced by humans since the 1950s
and only around 9 per cent has been recycled
plastic drinking bottles are bought every minute around the world
In total, half of all plastic produced is designed to be used only once — and then thrown away

1 to 5 trillion

single-use plastic bags are used every year
1 bag takes at least 500 years to degrade
tones of plastic are produced annually
That’s nearly equivalent to the weight of the entire human population
marine species are already harmed by marine litter
15% of them are endangered
sea birds and 100 000 sea animals
are killed by plastic waste each year
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of all birds and fish are believed to have plastic particles in their stomach
and 99 per cent of of seabirds will have ingested plastic by 2050
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