Local authorities support the "Plastic free Rivers" campaign | WWF

Local authorities support the "Plastic free Rivers" campaign



Posted on 30 April 2019
The Kherlen River Basin Administration and the Province Environmental Department will monitor and advice if necessary.
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WWF-Mongolia initiated "Plastic free Rivers" initiative to engage stakeholders in the process of reducing plastic waste from rivers. The initiative started successfully and therefrom the "Plastic free Kherlen" plan is being carried out with the participation of the citizens to remove plastic waste from Kherlen River in the eastern part of the country.
It is very important to raise public awareness, especially promoting plastic waste importance to decision makers is essential. Consequently, the organizers started plastic use research starting from January 2019 in Khentii and Dornod province Governor's Office. The local government is supportive of the research as well. They are able to sort out what kind of waste they are producing mostly, and measure ways to reduce plastic. The research will continue for 3 months. The Kherlen River Basin Administration and the Province Environmental Department will monitor and advice if necessary. Then the results are presented to the public and will urge other organizations to reduce plastic use.
In addition, the "Care for Water" competition was held on March 11- World Wide Day, under the "Plastic free Rivers" campaign. Also, within this framework, WWF-Mongolia initiated the "Dornod is with reusable cotton bag" campaign with government and private organizations of Dornod province.
The Kherlen River Basin Administration and the Province Environmental Department will monitor and advice if necessary.
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