Video: Volunteers Help Clean 8.2 Tonnes Of Waste From River Tisza

  • 11 Aug 2020 7:46 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Video: Volunteers Help Clean 8.2 Tonnes Of Waste From River Tisza
Participants in this year’s 'Plastic Cup' (PET Kupa) have collected 8.2 tonnes of waste along an 80km section of the water and floodplains of the Tisza river flowing to Hungary from Ukraine and Romania, the event’s organisers said.

The waste containing plastic bottles, bottle caps, polypropylene wrapping material, glass and metal was collected and selected into bags with help of volunteers already on board of vessels between the border town of Záhony and Rakamaz.

The last time this section was cleaned was three years ago, they said. 

Around half of the waste can be recycled also as components of vessels used by Cup participants again in cleaning sections of the Tisza river next time.

Chief patron of the Cup is President János Áder and its main sponsor is the innovation and technology ministry.

Photo courtesy of the organisers

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