The Sport #WithoutWaste project is a multidisciplinary collaborative partnership focusing on 6 countries in the Balkan region: Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Albania, and Turkey.
The project aspires to transfer, adapt and scale the tested national practices on having cities and events #WithoutWaste from Bulgaria to the partnering countries with a focus on the local sports sector. With partners and their local networks, we aim to create and transfer the without waste ideas to other local sports organizers and educational institutions such as schools and universities.
Throughout the project we will:
Share learnings and knowledge
Adapt and develop manuals for working with volunteers and institutions
Support the participating organizations to learn and use the principles of placemaking adapt littering prevention messages so they are suited to use at national level by all partners
Adapt the #WithoutWaste events – tools and resources for the leisure and local sports sector
The main goal of the project is to start a Sport#WithoutWaste movement involving grassroots sport by coordinating waste-free grassroots sports events and building the capacity of relevant stakeholders to coordinate these events.
In developing this project, the working group will also work to develop and introduce waste prevention policies and sustainable practices for grassroots sports campaigns and events.
Mass events such as festivals, concerts and shows, sports events, etc. are some of the most enjoyable and highly anticipated events in any city. However, apart from the beautiful atmosphere they create, they also bring a lot of waste. We tend to pay little attention to where we throw our waste, often leaving behind lots of glass and plastic bottles, as well as paper and plastic wrap. If a special waste collection system is not created, not all recyclable waste will be able to be recycled, damaging the environment.
Disclaimer - "Sport #WithoutWaste is funded by the European Union. The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the EACEA. Neither the European Union nor the awarding authority can be held responsible for them."