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

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.

The 8th PLASTIC Cup collected ten tons of trash from Záhony to Tokaj on the Tisza River.

The 8th PLASTIC Cup collected ten tons of trash from Záhony to Tokaj on the Tisza River.

The PLASTIC Cup fleet of 11 plastic bottle boats finished its journey in Rakamaz. Due to the aligned contribution of mostly veteran, returning plastic pirates, 10,5 tons of trash has been removed from the flood basin.

Zero Waste Tisza program has won an international PR award

Zero Waste Tisza program has won an international PR award

Coca-Cola Hungary’s environmental protection CSR program, the Zero Waste Tisza has won the International Public Relations Association’s award: the program launched to clean River Tisza and its surrounding has earned the prestigious award in two categories.

EXTRAORDINARY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE 8th PLASTIC CUP ON RIVER TISZA

EXTRAORDINARY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE 8th PLASTIC CUP ON RIVER TISZA

In view of the global COVID epidemic, the Admiralty of the Plastic Cup has decided to introduce precautionary measures.

One of the most polluted Natura 2000 floodplain forests of the Hungarian river Tisza will be cleaned from garbage this weekend

One of the most polluted Natura 2000 floodplain forests of the Hungarian river Tisza will be cleaned from garbage this weekend

Water experts and professionals of the PET Cup – the latter awarded with the Curator Prize at the latest Highlights of Hungary – intend to clean a Natura 2000 floodplain forest area between 28 February and 1 March.

WE CROSSED BORDERS

WE CROSSED BORDERS

In February 2020 two members of the Tisza Plastic Cup Movement – waste management professional Gergely Hankó and nature documentary film maker Attila Dávid Molnár – went to Uzhhorod, Ukraine.

Expedition from the Spring to the Mouth

Expedition from the Spring to the Mouth

Owing to the financial support of the International Investment Bank, the Plastic Cup is starting an expedition along the full length of the Tisza as part of the CLEAN WATER, HAPPY TISZA programme. The experts of the Plastic Cup are going to measure the most polluted areas with the help of volunteers, waste management experts and researchers.

Collaboration for Tisza proved successful

Collaboration for Tisza proved successful

The three-party collaboration announced in mid-July by Plastic Cup, the General Directorate of Water Management and Coca-Cola has been closed with the stopping, removal and recycling of 10 000 tonnes of waste and drift wood collected at the Kisköre Dam.

Sponsors

Ministry for Innovation and Technology