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Return the bottle – Get your book!

01.11.2019, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Public Environmental Center for Sustainable Development (PECSD) launches a Bottle Return Campaign – Get Your Book! as part of the Green Five initiative.

On the last business day of the week, we collect small glass bottles of cosmetics and medicines that otherwise would end their life’s journey in the trash bin. We look forward to see you in PECSD’s office on 14 Sava Radulov St. in Varna between 11am and 5pm on Friday.

Glass bottles will be processed free of charge in the glass factory in Beloslav. They will be converted into small bottles of the same type to store homemade toothpaste and cosmetics that we will show you how to make.

Everyone who brings a recycling bottle will receive a “Liszt” newspaper and will have the opportunity to choose a book or magazine for the symbolic price of 1 BGN. The books are second-hand and donated by participants in a separate Leaf-by-Leaf campaign. Donations raised selling books will accumulate in the Lis Fund and will be spend on educational and environmental activities for teenegers.

Unlike large glass bottles of soft and alcoholic drinks, no one buys small bottles of perfume and medicines for recycling purpose. This is because of their specific features – they are lightweight, and usually there are metal or plastic parts that need to be removed. This makes their processing economically unprofitable so that they end their life in the dump. And there the glass is gonna stay forever. It does not decompose in nature. It can only change its physical properties under the influence of ultraviolet rays or radiation.

At the same time, glass is a material very easy to recycle. The waste glass is heated to liquid form and molded into a new product. Re-melting consumes 40% less energy than producing new glass. The saved electricity from recycling a glass bottle is 25 minutes on a single computer.

It’s worth it to separate the glass bottle from the total waste! Nature will thank you! And we will give you the opportunity to find new wisdom in an old book.

Come to Green Friday at 14 Sava Radulov St. in Varna!

The Green Friday initiative is organized under the project “Summer Ecology Laboratory 2019”, funded under the “Youth Projects 2019” program of Varna Municipality.


8:00 am - 5:00 pm