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Excessive waste in rivers

Did you stop by at the blue containers in Kulturpark last weekend? Hundreds of curious participants came to see the exhibition on May 13-16, 2022, which points to one of the global environmental themes – excessive waste and garbage.

Unconventional eco exhibition

We took a closer look at the waste in the rivers together with the Hungarian organization Pet Kupa, which has been dedicated to plastic waste and its further use for years.

Visitors of the exhibition could try recycling, watch photos of a river cleanup, a film about waste in the Hungarian Tisza River, but also with the help of animators, they could crush plastic bottle caps and use them in the production of new items such as rulers or carabiners. The participants were also able to create decorative products from the lids using an iron.

Students of various primary and secondary schools in the Košice Region visited this ecological exhibition on Friday and Monday in the morning. Over the weekend, mostly families with children visited our exhibition. They could see that with a little enthusiasm, a lot can be done. We believe that thanks to this exhibition, the general public became aware of the issue of waste and came into contact with possible solutions and alternatives on how to deal with this problem at the local level.

The exhibition, whose partners also call the so-called The “floating / flex exhibition” will sail on the Tisza and Danube rivers to Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia and then (upstream) to Budapest this year.

This exhibition is part of the Tid(y)Up project funded by the Danube Transnational Program.

The Tid(y)Up project is an international environmental project led by a major partner from Hungary, where we work with other foreign partners to reduce plastic water pollution and thus improve water quality in the Tisza River (Bodrog is a tributary) and the lower reaches of the river. Danube. The project pays special attention to the detection and elimination of macroplastic deposits accumulated on the shore, microplastic contamination floating in the water and the dissemination of knowledge in this area.