More and more bars and cafes are trying to reduce waste generation, considering it important. According to the Harvest restaurant, on average, 60-80 cubic meters of waste is generated per 80-100 people per month. Most of this waste is single – use plastic. Ecocentrum and Friends of the Baltic experts have developed a Guide for bars with tips on reducing single-use plastic in food services. The publication is available in Russian.
School is the place where changes start. The aim of this strategy is to help to reduce plastic pollution from single-use plastics. Such things as plastic bottles, cups, bags, overpackaging impact our environment and human health. However, almost all these products have reusable alternatives. With this strategy, you can find what can school replace and how.
On September 23 in St. Petersburg's "Friends of the Baltic" and "Ecocentrum" hosted a round table on cooperation between educational, scientific and public organizations for the protection of nature. Participants find out about the past year results of the Friends of the Baltic programs and the programs of the new 2019-2020 academic year for everyone to participate.
The Kit of information and methodic materials, developed within the project “More Baltic Less Plastic” includes booklets on microplastics, methodic on public researches of marine litter on the sea coast and microplastics in water bodies, public map with the results of microplastics investigations in the Gulf of Finland basin, publications on the web site and social networks
Friends of the Baltic took part in an environmental city forum "Green light for St. Petersburg!", which was held on March 12 at Center of Ecology and Biology "Krestovsky ostrov", one of the largest Russian additional education institutions in the ecological and biological field. This forum is a platform for active school students interested in natural sciences, where they get acquainted with each other and with experts of public environmental organizations, movements and initiatives. This year experts from Friends of the Baltic, volunteers from Razdelny Sbor and founder of the "Clean Games" project shared the experience with teenagers from the environmental groups of the Russian school movement.