The PlasticsEurope Polska Foundation has implemented various ongoing projects in Poland aimed at preserving aquatic environment from littering. To this aim, the Foundation followed the recommendations issued by the “Global Declaration for Solutions on Marine Litter” signed by international plastics industry organisations in 2011.
The Foundation’s projects demonstrate the plastics industry’s commitment toward solving marine litter issues, through the promotion of proper human behaviour preventing litter ending up in the environment, as well as through the knowledge transfer of plastics waste management best practices. Since 2011, the PlasticsEurope Polska Foundation has also been conducting an educational programme in Poland called Recykling Rejs – odzyskuj tworzywa sztuczne (Recycling Rally – let’s recover plastics), together with environmentalist and traveler, Dominik Dobrowolski.
“Recycling Rejs” is a yearly canoe rally taking place on major Polish rivers, lakes and in the Baltic sea, focusing on proper waste management practices and promoting anti-littering behaviour. These expeditions are combined with meetings with media and local communities. During these sessions, participants exchange on how to protect the marine environment from litter and to manage waste, thereby learning about recycling and resource saving. The events can be followed online on www.recykling-rejs.pl or with facebook.com/Recycling Rejs, where you can also find the reports from 2011-2016 events.
Recycling Rejs 2017 “From Masurian lakes to Warsaw” will start on 5 June in Węgorzewo and ends on 19 June in Warsaw. It will include a session targeting stakeholders, which will summarize the results of all Recycling Rejs editions. This will also be the opportunity to announce a new follow up project.