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Lviv environmental activists spoke about their contribution to helping the military and nature

Katerina Belousova

There is still a lot of work to do to reduce waste

In Lviv, the NGO Zero Waste Lviv continues to work during the war to reduce the amount of disposable plastic, minimize waste, promote reusable items, sorting, composting, recycling, etc.

Business, volunteers, city authorities, private entities and foreign partners are actively involved in the initiative, Zero Waste Lviv said in a press release.

Activists shared their achievements in the fight against waste in wartime.

Reduction of disposable plastic

Zero Vaste Lviv purchased and provided free of charge to restaurateurs who feed volunteers, migrants, the Armed Forces and the Terrorist Defense multiple gastro containers with vacuum lids (food warmers).

This has significantly reduced the cost of disposable utensils in which food was previously delivered and avoid the accumulation of waste, reduce the amount of garbage and the number of flights for this removal.

Environmental activists have estimated that one food warrior will pay for itself in 12 days. With the help of international partners, they provided 8 institutions with 114 units.

They also initiated the use of reusable utensils at the train station, where a volunteer kitchen operates and thousands of evacuees eat daily. Together with partners, they purchased 142 reusable pots for drinks, 304 pots with lids for soups, 122 containers for food with them and 500 metal spoons.

Also, together with the Italian partners from Eco Dalle Città, we managed to install a professional dishwasher for washing these dishes.

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Promotion of multiple alternatives

"Purchased and provided for free use of the FEST-catering network durable reusable plastic boxes to replace cardboard boxes, which are quickly destroyed and need constant replacement," - said in a press release.

Products for migrants and volunteers are delivered in 100 boxes.

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Also, 200 reusable cups that were not used in circulation for the Zero Cup mortgage packaging service were handed over to the volunteer headquarters.

"This allowed us not to spend money on disposable pots in these locations and at the same time to promote the use of reusable items," - explained in Zero Vaste Lviv.

Also activists initiated among Lviv residents the collection and transfer of reusable utensils for the needs of the center for temporarily displaced persons, which is on the "Arena Lviv" and the collection of thermal pots and thermoses that could be taken with them, going on the road evacuees.

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To replace disposable (feminine hygiene and baby diapers)

Environmental activists conducted a project to promote reusable menstrual hygiene products, together with international partners from Hungary and South Africa, who collected and provided free menstrual cups, reusable pads and other hygiene products. Some migrant women also attended a lecture to a gynecologist on the health effects of such drugs.

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They are also campaigning for reusable diapers, pot promotion and planting.

Reuse

Environmental activists encourage giving away old things as raw materials for weaving camouflage nets.

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Information assistance

In the chat bot "Lviv for you bot" created a separate section "Lviv and waste", which contains information on separate collection of organic matter, municipal reception points, container sites, waste minimization, replacement of disposable, menstrual and child hygiene and more.

"We hope that this information will make the lives of displaced persons in Lviv as comfortable as possible, as well as an example of the implementation of such initiatives in their hometowns," they said. Zero Vaste Lviv.

In addition, environmental activists conducted information campaigns:

  • with a call to pay utility bills, because it depends on the quality of life in the city and avoid the garbage crisis;
  • about the quality of tap water in apartments and drinking fountains in the city;
  • on the need for separate collection of organic waste, which is processed into compost.

A project is also underway to establish a separate collection of organics from institutions that feed displaced persons and volunteers.

"Unfortunately, the war continues, and there is still a lot of work to do to reduce waste. But everyone We are approaching victory by all possible methods, working on our front, ”said environmental activists.

On site initiatives are details for transfer funds to support their activities.

We will remind, in Lviv communal services ask for help in the city due to fuel problems.

As EcoPolitics reported earlier, immigrant from Kyiv region initiated the collection of secondary raw materials in the Lviv region.

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