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2.5 million people reached and 20.000 school-age children educated - with these note-worthy statistics, the Serbian-based recan fund proudly celebrates its 10 year anniversary. Founded in 2005 by beverage can producer Ball Packaging Europe, the organization is a driving force behind beverage can recycling within Serbia, using  a pioneering approach towards educating the public on the importance of recycling.

Recan’s activities  have included a large variety of projects to reach consumers across multiple age groups – resulting in much success. During the last ten years, more than 3,5 million beverage cans have been collected, which equals the amount of metal needed to produce more than 7,000 bicycles.

For many recan activities, young people are the main target audience – with the goal to raise awareness around the environmental benefits of recycling from an early age. A great example of how this works is the “Recycling Theatre” campaign, for which recan was awarded the ‘Best Nonprofit Campaign’ in 2014 by the Belgrade-based City Magazine. In lieu of buying a ticket, children can bring five empty beverage cans for entrance, they will meet the initiative’s mascot “Li-men”, who shows them videos about recycling and how to crush their cans in a recycling box.

With the help of European Aluminium Organization recan launched in 2013, the Every Can Counts programme in Montenegro, European Campaign, focused on promoting beverage can recycling at coastal resorts. The programme in Montenegro is designed for the ‘on the go’ recycling campaigns and festivals, making on the go recycling fun and attractive.


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Exhibitions & Conferences

Sofia Sport & Healthy Life Exhibition


Via Expo is a Member of:

Bulgarian Association of Recycling

Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association

Bulgarian- Swiss Chamber of Commerce

German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Bulgarian Industrial Association

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Novel method of vulnerability assessment of simple landfills area using the multimedia, multipathway and multireceptor risk assessment (3MRA) model, China

Vulnerability assessment of simple landfills was conducted using the multimedia, multipathway and multireceptor risk assessment (3MRA) model for the first time in China. The minimum safe threshold of six contaminants (benzene, arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)], divalent mercury [Hg(II)] and divalent nickel [Ni(II)]) in landfill and waste pile models were calculated by the 3MRA model...
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Private sector participation in domestic waste management in informal settlements in Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa, which is grappling with the challenges of poorly managed urbanisation. With an estimated population of about 17.5 million, solid waste management is one of the most pressing environmental challenges currently faced in the city...
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EUR 150 Mio support for a biomass and waste-fired cogeneration plant in Lithuania approved by the EC

The state owned energy group of Lithuania is building a EUR 345 million biomass and waste-fired...
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Planning for the closure of uncontrolled landfills in Turkey to reduce environmental impacts

Landfilling is the most preferred solid waste disposal method in Turkey owing to both economic and technical reasons. However, beside the sanitary landfills there are also hundreds of uncontrolled waste sites located throughout Turkey, which are often left either abandoned or burning...
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Occupational exposure to the municipal solid waste workers in Chandigarh, India

Manual handling of municipal solid waste is of serious concern owing to emerging occupational risks. Considering this, health risks of municipal solid waste workers involved in street sweeping, waste collection, waste processing and rag picking were assessed in Chandigarh, India, using an interview schedule as a study tool...
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Sustainability assessment and prioritisation of bottom ash management in Macao

In Macao, about 7200 t yr–1 of bottom ash (BA) is generated and conventionally landfilled with construction waste. Because the properties of BA are similar to those of natural aggregates, it is suitable to be recycled as construction material...
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Construction and demolition waste generation rates for high-rise buildings in Malaysia

Construction and demolition waste continues to sharply increase in step with the economic growth of less developed countries. Though the construction industry is large, it is composed of small firms with individual waste management practices, often leading to the deleterious environmental outcomes...
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Multi-criteria decision making to support waste management: A critical review of current practices and methods

Solid waste management is a complex domain involving the interaction of several dimensions; thus, its analysis and control impose continuous challenges for decision makers. In this context, multi-criteria decision-making models have become important and convenient supporting tools for solid waste management because they can handle problems involving multiple dimensions and conflicting criteria...
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