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May 26, at the art-estate "Kaikino-10" in the Kaikino village of Volosovsky district, the opening of the demonstration complex "Dry toilet with separate collection and composting" for people with disabilities took place.

The opening of the demonstration site and environmental master-class were conducted by the Friends of the Baltic NGO and environmental company «Ecocentrum» with support of the Baltic Sea Conservation Foundation, Coalition Clean Baltic and the company «Biolan». The opening ceremony was held in the framework of the festival, that was organized for older people by travel company "Sonata" and Kaikino Creative Projects NGO.

May 22 experts of Ecocentrum Ltd together with Friends of the Baltic NGO has visited the ranch "Golden horseshoe" in the village Chernovo of Gatchina district and examined the contents of nitrates in nearby springs and wells.

The place for demonstration of ecological approaches to wastewater and farm waste treatment is chosen specially. The environmental issues and ideas of greening of household are very close to the owner of the ranch Svetlana Volnitckaya. Svetlana and her family conduct different activities - farming, agricultural tourism, keeping of animals rescued from death – they have a zoo with more than 20 species. In addition, Svetlana is engaged in social projects (hippotherapy for children with disabilities), develops social entrepreneurship in the Gatchina district (the first charity shop in the Leningrad region was created by her hands). Svetlana has the aim of development of organic farming. The ranch is also a venue for festivals and meetings with leaders of other social and environmental projects. 100-200 people a day gather on the events.

May 22 experts of Ecocentrum Ltd together with Friends of the Baltic NGO has visited the ranch "Golden horseshoe" in the village Chernovo of Gatchina district and examined the contents of nitrates in nearby springs and wells.

The place for demonstration of ecological approaches to wastewater and farm waste treatment is chosen specially. The environmental issues and ideas of greening of household are very close to the owner of the ranch Svetlana Volnitckaya. Svetlana and her family conduct different activities - farming, agricultural tourism, keeping of animals rescued from death – they have a zoo with more than 20 species. In addition, Svetlana is engaged in social projects (hippotherapy for children with disabilities), develops social entrepreneurship in the Gatchina district (the first charity shop in the Leningrad region was created by her hands). Svetlana has the aim of development of organic farming. The ranch is also a venue for festivals and meetings with leaders of other social and environmental projects. 100-200 people a day gather on the events.

The seminar "Marine litter is our problem" brought together experts from different areas interested in solving the problems of marine litter and microplastics pollution of water bodies in the Baltic region. What is marine litter and what it consist of? What is microplastics and how much does it get into the Baltic sea every year? What measures are being taken to reduce marine debris at the Federal and international level? How does the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle system work with the government, business and society? These and some other issues were discussed by experts and participants at the seminar "Marine litter is our problem. The search for solutions to minimize plastic pollution of water bodies"

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