50 trees die every hour in Varna due to paper waste! Despite the options of separate collection and recycling that have been put in place, still huge amounts of paper from our workplaces and homes go to the landfill.

Ancient wisdom states: “If you do not plant at least one tree in your life, then you have lived in vain!” And why not save more than one tree from felling?

What is Leaf by Leaf?

Leaf by Leaf is a separate paper collection campaign in which citizens, businesses, educational institutions donate their waste paper free of charge to the Community Center for the Environment and Sustainable Development (OCOSUR) for recycling. Funds raised from the sale of OCOSUR paper are spent on campaign maintenance – fuel, car maintenance, telephone, labor costs. The rest, which varies between 10 and 30%, depending on the price of the paper, is deposited in the Liszt Fund at OCOCSUR. The fund finances various children’s and youth initiatives leading to the promotion of recycling and environmental protection.

How can you opt-in to a Leaf by Leaf campaign?

Step 1 – Application

Participants can apply by telephone – 052/306 423 or by email: pecsd@net-bg.net, stating: name, phone number, address from which the paper will be collected.

Step 2 – Agree on participation

On the phone and / or during a meeting at your office. Conscious of your daily workload and driven by a desire not to disturb the comfort of your workplace, we will choose the most appropriate way for you to collect paper, depending on the office space, the number of employees and the structure of the building. In this way, you, your colleagues and employees will be able to collect old newspapers, copier and printer paper, cardboard and paper packaging that are discarded in your daily activities.

Note: Negotiation is informal. It is guided by the principle of joint environmental activities. Either party may opt out at any time. In a spirit of good partnership, this refusal is good to be verbally or in writing.

Step 3 – Collection

A team of OCOCSUR volunteers, on a pre-prepared schedule, visits the participants who have requested the removal of the paper every Tuesday and Wednesday. The request is made by telephone, fax (052/306423) or e-mail: pecsd@net-bg.net.

Note: If the weekly visits limit is full, your request will be rolled over to the next week.

Step 4 – Feedback

You can follow Ecovarna.info and the Newsletter to check on the amount of paper delivered and the trees saved.