Montenegro: GREEN MIND

Crnogorski jezik

We are witnessing how many plastic bottles, bags and other plastic waste we look every day in our surroundings. All this plastic, instead of having a 'purpose’ to pollute the environment, can be turned into something nice and useful. Machines of precious plastic have not been seen so far in Montenegro - we are not talking about expensive plastics recycling plants and machines, but of much more affordable devices, through which we will decompose the collected plastics to its basic components and then use them for the production of new items.

This project is planned to be implemented in Podgorica and include educational institutions in its implementation. The way we will achieve this is through practical workshops where we will, among other things, make bins for separate waste disposal. In these bins, pupils will dispose of plastic waste on a continuous basis, and the plastic that is collected will be used for recycling machines of precious plastic with pupils. The social business will be able to maintain a precious-plastic workshop and the people most engaged in it, and the rest of the money will be invested back into the environment by donations for certain ecological purposes, by investing in the organization of workshops, by investing in the establishment of precious plastics units throughout Montenegro.

It is important to note that the idea derives from the Precious Plastic project, the Dutchman Dave Hakens' initiative, to which we are very grateful! He shares his idea, a guide to making recycling machines and other necessary materials under the Creative Commons license for free, through his website, and we intend to implement the same in Montenegro.

In this project, young people are the main target group and the most important component in the project implementation, both young volunteers from NGO Green mind who work on organizing and planning the activities and young people from educational institutions participating in these programs, who will attend our workshops, as well as wider general public that will follow the activities through social networks and even young people who may themselves begin recycling at home.