Planet vs Plastics – Earth Day, April 22

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Today we celebrate the day of our planet Earth, which marks all those positive initiatives and projects for conservation of nature and environment as well as sustainability! However, great challenges are ahead of us because we are facing climate change, loss of habitats for numerous plant and animal species, extinction of species and excessive amounts of waste among which plastic takes the highest place. This Earth Day highlights one of the important goals in fight against plastic; demanding a 60% reduction in the production of plastics by 2040. To achieve this goal it is also necessary to:

  • Rise an awareness of the negative impact of plastic on humanity and all living creatures,
  • Phase out production of all single-use plastics by 2030,
  • Establish policies ending production of fast fashion and massive amounts of plastic it produces,
  • Invest in innovative technologies and materials to build a plastic-free world.

In 2022 at the UN Environment Assembly, 175 nations and governments endorsed a historical resolution entitled “End Plastic Pollution: Towards an internationally legally binding instrument”, and we are expecting that this legally binding instrument will be provided by the end of 2024.

In our National Park, we are contributing to rising an awareness of the preservation of environment from plastics with the installation of bins for waste separation at locations near bistros, stations for panoramic vehicles and electric boats as well as usage of biodegradable packaging in several catering facilities. However, even when there is some waste in the environment of the National Park, we organize clean-ups.

We encourage our visitors to reduce the use of plastics, keep in mind the separation of waste, and use reusable packaging, and enjoy visiting the Plitvice Lakes National Park with as less plastic as possible!

For more information about the Earth Day visit the web site