The project "Fugi de PLASTIC/Run from PLASTIC" is designed by AO "EcoDigital" in partnership with AO Training and consulting center "E-CIRCULAR", AO Run Moldova and AO Association of Producers and Importers of Packaging from Moldova (APIAM) with the financial support of the Small Grants Program GEF SGP Moldova, implemented by UNDP. The project will be implemented between November 2022 and November 2023.
The purpose of the project "Fugi de PLASTIC/Run from PLASTIC" is to reduce plastic waste pollution by raising public awareness of the impact of plastic on health and the environment in parallel with the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
- Access to various information sources on reducing plastic pollution
- Reducing PLASTIC pollution by expanding the collection infrastructure
- Sensitization of public opinion regarding plastic pollution through movement and access to alternatives Eco and reusable products.
In the context in which we record a constant increase in the amount of plastic waste, and their recycling rate remains very low, not only in the Republic of Moldova but also globally, it is understandable that recycling is not a sufficient solution in the fight with this hazardous waste for the environment and health. Starting from this argument, the project proposes to interact directly with the country's population of all ages and genders to raise awareness of their perception of plastic packaging and waste by adopting healthy and sustainable practices based on the most correct options of the Waste Hierarchy (prevention, reduction and reuse). In this process and in achieving the established objective, together with the partners (co-financiers) of the project, we proposed an innovative approach at the national level, namely to reduce plastic pollution first MOVEMENT and respectively to inspire the people of the Republic of Moldova to build a connection with the environment through education, sanitation and trail adventures. In this beautiful mission we have AO Run Moldova as our partner with whom we will organize 5 sports campaigns in several localities in the country (EcoRun Hîncești, Volvo Ultra Race, Volvo Ultra Race, Golden Dragon Marathon, La Fetești Marathon and Dantes Heel Ultra).
Through these events we will promote the concept of Plogging (a combination of jogging with litter picking) and respectively interact together to restore the health of the natural ecosystem. As a workout, plogging offers variations in body movements through bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running, hiking or walking.
All project activities will be nationally replicable and will serve as an example of responsible plastic waste management this time with an increased focus on preventing the formation of this waste.