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Plastic Free Croatian Islands: Campaign starts in Jelsa 

Plastic Free Croatian Islands: Campaign starts in Jelsa

Exhibition in Jelsa on Hvar

JELSA, 13 July 2021 – The Sunce Association has officially launched a national campaign to reduce disposable plastic pollution on Croatian islands. 

The exhibition titled ‘Plastic (nightmare)’, along the promenade of Hotel Jadran in Jelsa on the island of Hvar, as part of the Jelsa Art Biennale, has marked the opening of the national campaign “Together without plastic”, which is implemented as one of the activities for the project For Plastic Free Croatian Islands.

Setting up a bilingual exhibition consisting of panels showing how Croatia’s seas look below the surface, what is hidden in them and what impact man has on the marine ecosystem, is just one in a series of activities planned in the campaign “Together without plastic”.

The campaign aims to raising awareness of the impact of plastic pollution on the marine environment and available sustainable solutions.

Plastic Free Croatian Islands: Campaign starts in Jelsa

As part of the same campaign, a committee of the Sunce Split Association, the City of Dubrovnik and one external collaborator selected the winner of the competition for the best conceptual solution for the Plastic Smart Gadget as part of the Plastic Smart Cities Croatia project for the city of Dubrovnik.

The winning product is pero® zero refill starter set “Slobodo” from Croatian company HORTIRIVIERA d.o.o. The set consists of 100% natural water-soluble powder refill gel for washing hands, hair and the body with an autochthonous fragrant blend of Dubrovnik herbs and reusable glass bottles with a refillable dispenser. 

The idea was to make reusable items that strongly contribute to the reduction of waste, and some of the criteria were to contribute to the reduction of plastic waste, reuse and encourage the individual to adopt the principle of “reuse”.

The national campaign “Together without plastic” is supported by Beyond Plastic Med.

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