Wroclaw has launched the #WROCŁAWNIEMARNUJE (WROCLAW DOES NOT WASTE) campaign. It is the only local government in Poland to run a long-term “zero waste” campaign.
Mayor of Wroclaw Jacek Sutryk encourages inhabitants to apply the “zero waste” principle. Its aim is to limit waste and to use alternatives for disposable items, such as coffee cups or beverage straws.
‘We want to eliminate plastics from our life. We propose educational and practical activities in this respect. We will issue a special order discouraging the use of plastic in the city office and municipal companies. Large Wroclaw events will be more eco-friendly, too. The Wroclaw Marathon will resign from plastic beverage cups for the first time in its history, and dishes will be served on biodegradable plates during the Europe on the Fork Festival,’ says Jacek Sutryk, the Mayor of Wroclaw.
On the special website of the campaign, you can easily check where to donate unnecessary clothes and toys or where to leave excess food; we also show the places that have adopted the “zero waste” policy.
Scope of #WROCŁAWNIEMARNUJE campaign:
- The City Office and municipal institutions will gradually resign from the use of plastic packages.
- Education of the youngest – we have created a package of 10 lessons during which children will learn practical ideas to avoid waste.
- We have launched a special website https://www.wroclaw.pl/srodowisko/wroclaw-nie-marnuje, which already contains information where to donate food, unnecessary toys, clothes or books. The interactive map contains also the places that will support #WrocławNieMarnuje: shops, cafés, restaurants.
- From May on, invoices from the Municipal Water Supply and Waste Disposal Company will contain information about water quality parameters. The delivered water complies with the strictest requirements of Polish and European norms. It contains such valuable ingredients as calcium, magnesium and sodium.
- Housing estates do not waste – this is the beginning of a new culinary adventure in Wroclaw. The waste food cooking festival in the form of a family picnic will take place on various housing estates in June and in October.