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Unique Interactive Educational Center

26 September 2018, Sofia

DeConi created for Ecopack the first in Central and Eastern Europe interactive recycling educational center.

The center is designed for children over the age of 14. The 300 square meter area is divided into three separate zones. The screening room shows topical movies about preserving the environment and separate packaging waste collection. Here, visitors learn about the history of the organized waste collection system from antiquity to the present day.

The second zone is divided into 4 separate sections for the four types of separately collected waste – plastic, paper, glass and aluminum. Here, one can observe the processes of recycling and recovery of waste as well as its subsequent transformation into new products or art. Inspiring information regarding the benefits of recycling is also available.

The third zone is the Green Wish forest, where each visitor can leave his or her green wishes or messages for the generations to come.

“This center is a model for environmental policy orientation regardless of whether it involves families, municipalities, states or alliances. If today we manage to successfully foster recycling habits among those between the ages of 7 and 27, this will guarantee that when they are our age there will be no more need for such initiatives” said Neno Dimov, Minister of Environment, at the opening ceremony.

Denitsa Sacheva, Deputy Minister of Education and Science, said that this ground-breaking center for Sofia is a wonderful place where children can become superheroes. According to her, Ecopack has practically become the corporate leader when it comes to environmental education.

“Children are our ambassadors for implementing green policies in our city. At this center, they will learn in the best way possible what a valuable resource waste can be” stressed Mayor Yordanka Fandukova. She also announced that the system for separate waste collection in the capital would be further expanded.