One of the most serious environmental problems today is the pollution of the world's oceans with waste. Until recently, this sounded like something distant to us that did not apply to our Black Sea. But the rubbish it dumps on the beaches, as well as the discovery of an island of rubbish floating on its surface, show that the problem is already on our doorstep. Part of the efforts that various institutions and non-governmental organizations are making to address the problem is to conduct educational campaigns on the pollution of the seas and oceans with waste.
The Chairwoman of the Environment Commission in the 44th National Assembly and former Minister of Environment Ivelina Vasileva was among the first visitors to the educational installation, arranged in the Natural Science Exposition of RIM Burgas. The installation consists of an information kiosk and two models of ordinary dolphins and contains a wealth of information about the Black Sea and its inhabitants, but also about the global problem of waste pollution. Visitors will get acquainted with the species of dolphins found in the Black Sea, with the sounds they make, but also with the alarming information about the degree of pollution with waste in wetlands and in particular on Lake Pomorie. The research conducted in 2018 in this wetland confirms the general tendency for the largest share of waste to be artificial polymeric materials.
The installation is part of the project BSB142 BioLearn "Environmental awareness and behavior to stop pollution in significant wetlands of the Black Sea Basin", funded by the Joint Operational Program for Cross-Border Cooperation "Black Sea Basin 2014-2020" and implemented by NGO Green Balkans. It will be available for viewing in the hall of the Natural Science Exposition at 30 K. Fotinov Street until the end of the summer.