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As part of the activities implemented under the BSB552 / RedMarLitter project “Innovative Techniques and Methods for Reducing Marine Litter in the Black Sea Coastal Areas”, priority 2.2. “Awareness Raising and Joint Actions for Reducing River and Marine Litter”, Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2014-2020” , a demonstration model of a facility for capturing solid marine waste on the Chukarska River was installed on 20.07.2021.

The facility is the work of the leading partner Via Pontica Foundation and is made after expert analysis and detailed research based on modern innovative technologies and the “Guidelines for Waste Reduction” developed by the Municipality of Burgas project partner. It aims to help reduce waste in the coastal zone carried by rivers flowing into the sea.

The great advantage of the demonstrated innovative facility is its production from waste materials – floats and old fishing nets and the fact that it does not endanger marine life in any way.

The location of the first facility was chosen Ecopark for Biodiversity and Alternative Tourism “Vaya”, which is located near the Burgas Lake “Vaya”. The lake is connected to the sea by a canal with a sluice. It is fed mainly by river water, and fresh water is transferred from Mandre Lake. The Aytoska River, the Sunderdere River and the Chukarska River flow into the western part. The lake is under strong anthropogenic pressure due to its proximity to the densely populated city, large industrial facilities and complexes, as well as due to unrestricted and uncontrolled access of people outside the protected areas and threatens the purity of the Black Sea.

Right here and in the presence of representatives of the Municipality of Burgas (which also participates in the implementation of the project BSB552 / RedMarLitter) was a very successful demonstration of the facility, which filled the hearts of its creators with pride and hope that they contribute to progress in conservation of the the marine environment of the Black Sea and in the preservation of its living resources.


Last Updated on 10 August, 2021

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