On March 18, 2021, Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency held the third meeting with stakeholders on INTERREG Europe project PLASTECO. Given the deteriorating epidemic situation in the country, participation in the meeting was mainly online. The main topic of conversation was the market placement of alternatives to single-use plastic products, given the upcoming interregional workshop on the same topic. 

Two presentations were given during the meeting:

  • Alexandra Nissimova, SLAMka - an alternative to plastic straws made of wheat (presentation available here);

  • Vera Markova, Green Revolucia - the first zero waste online shop in Bulgaria ( presentation  available here).

The presentations provoked a lively discussion on the topic of alternatives to single-use plastic products, especially in view of the EU Directive coming into force in July 2021, which bans the use of 7 of the most common disposable plastic products. Of course, the meeting passed under the motto "zero waste", generating no plastic waste.