The Association for Nature, Environment and Sustainable Development Sunce and the international organization Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Mediterranean have signed a cooperation agreement with the City of Dubrovnik in the project Plastic Smart Cities Croatia, which aims to reduce plastic waste in the sea.
The association says that the project will last for two years, and it involves around measures to reduce or stop the use of disposable plastic in various segments of social life of the City and better management of plastic waste. Their goal is to reduce plastic pollution by 30 percent in two years, and the City of Dubrovnik, in cooperation with partners, will develop a Plan for the implementation of measures and launch a pilot project.
Dubrovnik has 42 thousand inhabitants, and in previous years it had over four million overnight stays a year.
-Mass tourism represents a significant pressure on the use of natural resources and waste management in the city. By joining the Initiative, Dubrovnik wants to contribute to reducing its own plastic footprint as the leading city in the Republic of Croatia in tourism and thus be an example to other cities in Croatia. The battle against plastic waste is something we as a society have to face - said the Sunce association.