The call for "Stop using plastic buckets" is well received | WWF

The call for "Stop using plastic buckets" is well received



Posted on 15 June 2020
In addition, more than 70 buckets have been confiscated and sent to a recycling plant.
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WWF-Mongolia is working together to support the sustainable development goals of some soums in the Altai Sayan region. Plastic products are not only harmful but also damaging to the environment. Therefore, in cooperation with the Women's Association of Khukhmorit soum of Gobi-Altai province, a call for “Stop using plastic buckets” has been issued. According to a survey conducted by members of the Women's Association, it is not clear whether the plastic products the households using meet hygienic standards, and many of the more than 2,000 plastic containers used are buckets.
The women disseminated information about the dangers of plastic containers and containers that meet the standards. Information boards were set up in public places and information was disseminated online as well. Citizens supported this initiative and started replacing plastic buckets with metal buckets on their own initiative. In the three months since the initiative started, residents have replaced more than 500 plastic buckets with metal buckets, which is 77 percent of the soum's households. In addition, more than 70 buckets have been confiscated and sent to a recycling plant.
Thus, thanks to the cooperation of the Parties, women's initiatives are increasing and their contribution to the sustainable development of the soum is growing.
In addition, more than 70 buckets have been confiscated and sent to a recycling plant.
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