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.

News

As a result of great teamwork, 7 tons of trash from the Tisza river will be recycled

As a result of great teamwork, 7 tons of trash from the Tisza river will be recycled

Water Authorities and Plastic Cup worked together on the upper Tisza river, in order to collect and process 22 tons of trash.

Registration is open now for the 2021 Plastic Cup events

Registration is open now for the 2021 Plastic Cup events

Registration is open now for the 2021 Plastic Cup events

Multi-front fight against the winter flood of riverine waste

New GPS bottles allow us to follow the journey of waste on map

As a part of the research and development programme of Tisza Plastic Cup, researchers have released three bottles with GPS trackers, that forward real time data with showing on map their locations.

Multi-front fight against the winter flood of riverine waste

Multi-front fight against the winter flood of riverine waste

Despite the harsh weather, the defence is taking place with tremendous efforts, civilians, municipalities, lifeguards, and water management experts are working together in trying to stop another wave of pollution.

Microplastic drops in the sea

Microplastic drops in the sea

The Plastic Cup on the River Tisza is one of the most successful civil environmental initiatives in Hungary. Volunteers have been cleaning the river from plenty of rubbish for years now. This year the event took place between 1-9 August, during which the participants freed the river from about 10.5 tonnes of (mostly plastic) waste on the 84-kilometer section from Záhony to Tokaj.

I. BODROG PLASTIC CUP SET TRASH COLLECTING RECORD WITH VOLUNTEERS AND CONTRIBUTION

I. BODROG PLASTIC CUP SET TRASH COLLECTING RECORD WITH VOLUNTEERS AND CONTRIBUTION

From now on, six tonnes less trash lies beneath the leaves in the flood-basin of Bodrog river, between Sárospatak and Tokaj. The organizers of Plastic Cup used their previous years’ experiences and knowledge for the first time on one of the tributaries of Tisza river.

Another huge step towards a cleaner Tisza river.

Another huge step towards a cleaner Tisza river.

Plastic Cup volunteers found a plastic bottle with a GPS transmitter in front of the Kisköre Hydroelectric Power Plant. The bottle was marked and sent on its way by the Plastic Cup in July 2020, as part of the Zero Waste Tisza River program.

Eagerly-awaited good news from Subcarpathia.

Eagerly-awaited good news from Subcarpathia.

After heaps of pollution and flood, Subcarpathia has at last announced long anticipated news: a plastic processing plant opened in Uzhhorod with the goal of processing plastic bottles and widely increasing their selective collection.

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Ministry for Innovation and Technology