Specialists of ANEO "Friends of the Baltic" and Ecocentrum initiated discussion of reducing the nutrient load on water bodies from agriculture and toilet waste at the Agrorus exhibition on August 22, 2018

Friends of the Baltic expert  shared experience in the microplastics research  with colleagues from various Baltic Sea countries.

The fourth demonstration complex "Ecological dry toilet with composting of waste" was opened on 2018, August 28th. The toilet installed in Stavotino village, Luga district, Leningrad region, located on Saba river - confluent of Luga river.

Gardener’s summer holiday named "Melody of the summer" was organized on July 7, 2018 in "Fauna" gardening community, located in Lomonosov district of the Leningrad region. More than 40 gardeners gathered on the area of the Fauna community Board, where a demonstration complex "Ecotoilet with composting waste" was installed.

Welcoming speech of the chairman of "Fauna", interactive games, a concert of famous BUFF theater, inspection of the eco-toilet were on agenda of the event.

Participants used the toilet for their purpose - all guests appreciated its convenience and appearance. One of the gardeners shared his impressions with Olga Senova, the head of Ecocentrum LTd: "I have seen this type of toilet in the national park in Finland 10 years ago", noting "this toilet is even better than in Finland".

More research, more partners.

A few years ago in Saint-Petersburg nobody knew about microplastics. But during the last year thanks to initiative of Friends of the Baltic public organization and Ecocentrum company experts began to study  this problem and developed and tested The methodology for monitoring pollution of water bodies with microplastics*. The number of people who know about the microplastics and would like to change the situation is growing every year.


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