In Trnava, on Earth Day, April 22, 2022, was presented the Municipal Material Circle
At the heart of the Municipal Material Circle (KMK) project is the local model of the circular economy.
The project produces hygienic paper (paper towels, toilet paper), which is exceptional because it is made of cellulose obtained by regeneration of cardboard beverage packaging (so-called Tetra Pak).
The paper products made in this way can then be used by schools and institutions in the municipalities where the packaging was collected.
In Slovakia, Trnava joined the Municipal Material Circle project among the first cities.
The project supports sustainable behavior, as the collection and processing of cardboard beverage packaging will make waste a useful raw material for paper production. This saves natural resources, above all there is no need to cut down the trees from which toilet paper is usually made. As Tibor Pekarčík, Deputy Mayor of Trnava said: „That is why I am glad that Trnava is one of the first cities in Slovakia to participate in the Municipal Material Circle project.“
In Trnava, the Municipal Material Circle (KMK) was established according to the model of a successful project in Slovenia, where the first municipalities and institutions joined it six years ago. Now the KMK is expanding beyond the borders and the first country to get the green light is Slovakia.
The project partners are FCC Trnava, which collects separated waste, as well as ENVI-PAK, a producer responsibility organization for packaging.