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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Microplastic drops in the sea

Microplastic drops in the sea

he 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.

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.

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