When I started attending elementary school 20 years ago, I remember one rubbish bin standing in the corner. Whether it was a paper napkin, orange peels or a plastic bottle, we would throw it all into this one bin. One would guess that with all the eco-awareness the situation must have changed completely and that now, recycling bins have become a standard part of any class equipment. That's, however, still not the case. In fact, even in 2021 many Slovak schools are still equipped with this one rubbish bin in the corner of their classrooms. Fortunately, there are more and more projects trying to motivate schools to recycle. One such project, called Eko Alarm, was launched by the environmental NGO Živica and provides Slovak schools with support when reducing the amount of waste produced. Moreover, it helps teach pupils and teachers how to recycle properly.
The EKOALARM project is implemented through the Operational programme Quality of Environment and financially supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds.