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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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.

The Re-Plastic Award

The Re-Plastic Award

The source of the inspiration, the original award in a Scottish visitor centre. So the award was doing its job – it attracted attention.

PLASTIC CUP’S INTERNATIONAL EFFORT TO PROTECT THE RIVER TISZA

PLASTIC CUP’S INTERNATIONAL EFFORT TO PROTECT THE RIVER TISZA

Participants of the environmental initiative Plastic Cup have removed approximately 70 tons of contamination from the river Tisza. To avoid further pollution and to preserve restored areas in their favorable condition, international cooperation became more important than ever.

The Zero Waste Project on the Upper Tisza has started

The Zero Waste Project on the Upper Tisza has started

On 3, September 2019, the Upper Tisza Zero Waste Project was launched in Vásárosnamény, with the participation of János Áder, President of the Republic, Dr. Sándor Pintér, Interior Minister and István Láng, Director of the General Directorate of Water Management.

Ten hectare of Natura 2000 area have been cleared from waste

Ten hectare of Natura 2000 area have been cleared from waste

The result of this year’s first monumental floodplain cleaning event was that the PET Cup team collected 35000 plastic bottles on the Upper Tisza.

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