Friends of the Baltic shared the public's view on the problem and the existing and necessary solutions in the field of reducing microplastic (MP) pollution at the SPIEF 2021 round table. The Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Environmental Safety of St. Petersburg (hereinafter referred to as the Committee for Nature Management) gathered representatives of the state institutions, business, the public, and science. About the significant conclusions of the meeting: - The practical component of marine litter and MP tackling in St.
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.