Skopje, 12 August 2020 (MIA) – Florozon Center for Environmental Democracy and PE Communal Hygiene – Skopje launched Wednesday the installation of 75 personal protective equipment (PPE) waste bins throughout North Macedonia, where citizens can dispose of used face masks and gloves.
Florozon Center for Environmental Democracy president Kiril Ristovski told reporters that the project aims to lower the rate of coronavirus transmission and reduce the amount of COVID-19 waste.
“The project aims to raise awareness, strengthen public eco-consciousness and pinpoint current weak links in the waste management system,” Ristovski said.
PE Communal Hygiene will be in charge of disposing of COVID-19 waste.
Its spokesperson Ana Marija Brangjolica called on citizens to dispose of PPE waste appropriately in order to protect the health of waste collectors who come in contact with potentially dangerous and contaminated trash on a daily basis.
“From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, PE Communal Hygiene – Skopje implemented a set of measures and activities to maintain a high level of hygiene and cleanliness in public spaces. This is our contribution to the fight against the virus and public health protection” Brangjolica said.
The Florozon Center for Environmental Democracy has signed contracts with several supermarket chains through the project aimed to promote environmentally responsible behaviour amid the pandemic, as well as cooperation memorandums with communal hygiene public enterprises throughout North Macedonia.
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Posted by MИА.mk on Среда, 12 август 2020