Waste picking as adventure

An inspirational initative for clean waters

PLASTIC CUP

The waste pollution on river Tisza is a huge environmental problem! The PLASTIC Cup, this non-profit, non-governmental initiative, was created to eliminate this problem. This environmental action contributes to clean river Tisza by organizing events, waste collection campaigns spanning several months, team-building activities, exhibitions and professional discussions throughout the year. Our three main goals: conservation of living waters, water sports promotion (kayaking, canoeing) and community building.

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THE FOREST CAN BREATHE AGAIN

THE FOREST CAN BREATHE AGAIN

Our latest action was the cleaning up of a four hectares area of Nature 2000 floodplain forest covered mainly with plastic bottles. In three days, we collected 1200 bags of litter from the spot along the river Tisza between Vásárosnamény and Tiszaszalka.

THE PLASTIC CUP HAS WON THE OZONE GREEN AWARD!

THE PLASTIC CUP HAS WON THE OZONE GREEN AWARD!

The Filmjungle Society – which has been surveying, monitoring and cleaning the protected floodplain forests...

MICROPLASTICS ARE A GREAT THREAT AT RIVER TISZA AS WELL

MICROPLASTICS ARE A GREAT THREAT AT RIVER TISZA AS WELL

An independent laboratory conducted first a microplastic examination in Hungary.

PET CUP IV SETS NEW RECORD

PET CUP IV SETS NEW RECORD

The PET Cup sailors once again proved this summer that with cooperation, determination, creativity and hard work, it's possible to clear a record amount of waste from the Upper Tisza.

THE LOVELIEST LANDFILL

THE LOVELIEST LANDFILL

Tisza is among the main rivers of Europe; it is Hungary's second largest waterway and the longest Danube tributary. Boating on the river at the Ukrainian–Hungarian border, near the town of Zsurk, offers a rare “Amazon River feeling” owing to its muddiness and incredible width.

BOTTLES UP, HUNGARIANS! PET CUP IV IS SET TO LAUNCH

BOTTLES UP, HUNGARIANS! PET CUP IV IS SET TO LAUNCH

This year, PET Cup pirates will build their boats in Szatmárcseke before they set out on a journey that will cover almost 100 kilometers.

RESULTS OF MONITORING THE WASTE AT THE TISZA IN 2016

RESULTS OF MONITORING THE WASTE AT THE TISZA IN 2016

Plastic Cup has experienced significant improvements during the past years owing to the enthusiastic team of organizers, the many volunteers, the support of nearby towns and villages, and the co-operation of governmental institutions and sponsoring companies.

PET CUP 2016 IS OPEN FOR PREREGISTRATION!

PET CUP 2016 IS OPEN FOR PREREGISTRATION!

As you may know, the Tisza is still in trouble. Every year more and more waste gets into the river, most of it ending up in the riparian forests.

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