Think Composting - dedication to the organic full circle

Project code:CB006.1.11.013
Project call:CB006.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.1 Environmental protection and sustainable use of the common natural resources of the CBC area
Type of project:Soft
Project duration in months:15
Project final contract amount:117164.41 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:17.10.2016
Project end date:16.01.2018
Project intervention field:085 Protection and enhancement of biodiversity, nature protection and green infrastructure
Project summary:

The aim of the project was to raise public awareness of environmental protection and natural resources, by processing organic waste into organic fertilizer/compost in the cross-border region. During the project implementation an advertising video was created, demonstrating the concept of composting (by using composting containers and their benefits for households). The raw video was used to make a short TV announcement, which aroused the interest of the interested households to receive and use the composting containers, delivered under the project. A brochure was prepared and distributed to each citizen, who received a composting container, and to those present at the project events. During the information campaign, the composters were provided to the project participants and training was provided on their use. Municipalities from both regions were involved in the idea and became part of the training, receiving information about the benefits of composting and separate waste collection from citizens. The Studies, prepared under the project, provided information on the possibilities for composting in the cross-border region.
The project showed that the environmental protection is one of the main priorities of the region and the use of organic waste in a way that not only reduces pollution, but improves the quality of life through the production of organic compost. Raising public awareness and setting an example for the citizens of the region, is the main benefit of the project.

 

Project website:

www.composting-home.eu

 

Partners

Leading partner
Centre for development of the South-East planning region
South-east region
PP2
Association of South Western Municipalities
Blagoevgrad