Zero Waste Kharkiv: from sorting to reusing

Anna Prokayeva

“We have to treat the root cause rather than symptoms.”

Photo: Kharkiv Zero Waste
Photo: Kharkiv Zero Waste

“We explain it to them: if you take this and reuse it now, then there will be less oil or water consumed somewhere else. You will not contribute to the potential demand for environmental pollution.”

With such arguments, we slowly bring them over to our side,” Anna smiles.

“You can personally watch people become more trusting in each other. They start exchanging things between neighbours or sorting waste together.”

“Thus we plan to form a community that is primarily focused on preventing the use and then abandonment of everything that is disposable,” says the head of the organization.



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