ZAGREB, April 22, 2018 – The world marks April 22 as the Earth Day to motivate people to join the process of protecting our planet’s natural resources and Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behaviour about plastics.
Earth Day is coordinated across the world by the global organisation “Earth Day Network” and this year’s campaign is to “End Plastic Pollution”.
The day was first marked in 1970 and galvanised millions of Americans who took to streets and voiced their concerns about the impact of the industrial revolution on the environment.
The Croatian Environmental Protection and Energy Ministry said Croatia has joined the global efforts and the ministry has secured money for local self government units to finance the purchase of containers for separate collection of paper, plastic, glass, textile and bio waste. A total of 250 million kuna has been secured for this purpose, 85 percent of which comes from EU funds.
“This way we will help Croatia achieve the goal to separately collect 50 percent of paper, meta, plastic and glass and 70 percent of non-hazardous construction waste by 2020,” the ministry said.