The island of Bornholm: an example for the world

Остров Борнхольм: пример для всего мира

Остров Борнхольм: пример для всего мира

Остров Борнхольм: пример для всего мира

Остров Борнхольм: пример для всего мира

The island of Bornholm: an example for the world

The program implements Bornholm Bright Green Island.

7 may 2019 16:03

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In the South-Western part of the Baltic sea, 169 km East of Copenhagen and 35 km South-East of Sweden is the small Danish island of Bornholm (Bornholm). Its area is 588 km2 live about 40 000 people, and another 600,000 come every year as tourists. They are attracted by the scenic views, unusual “round” of the Church, untouched nature and numerous Sunny days. This climatic feature of the island allowed to transfer a significant part of energy supply to solar panels, and soon Bornholm rise to a new environmental stage.

Here is implementing a program of Bright Green Island (“Bright green island”), the ultimate goal of which will be completely free from debris. Currently in the works Bornholm incinerator, but he’s by 2023, will cease operations.

“All waste items are resources that can be recycled for the benefit of the whole community” – BOFA, a company for waste management.

According to the draft, citizens will sort the waste according to generally accepted categories: metal, plastic, glass, paper and cardboard. Organic matter is converted into energy and the waste from its production, rich in nutrients, can be used as fertilizer in the fields. The younger generation still at school will study the importance of ecological lifestyle, and adults asked to abide by the “ten green commandments.” Among them – reduction of harmful emissions in the process of home heating and vehicle idling less than a minute. With the same purpose, people are asked not to go empty the machines and coordinated to take passengers – in this case, if it is not possible to travel by bike or walk.

The purity of the local water allows you to drink it from the tap – you have to buy extra bottles there is no need. A range of seasonal products will also reduce carbon dioxide emissions due to transportation of the exotic. If you follow the expiration date of the purchased food, you can minimize its transformation into waste, and even of the products that are almost expired, you can always cook the soup or sauce. Realizing that all the inhabitants of vegetarians will not, island authorities propose to reduce the consumption of at least beef. Also they are advised not to throw away unwanted clothes, bicycles, kitchenware and other items, and change neighbors.

Based on these and other points, the island focuses on reducing waste and CO2 emissions to zero by 2032-2035 years. Learn about modern methods of processing waste.

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