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Take a BoatPet ride and clean up your city!

The Junior Chamber International CraiovaJCI Craiova Association, in partnership with the HEROES Association, the Department of PhysicsFaculty of Sciences of the University of Craiova, ADI Ecodolj, the Spiru Haret University College and SC Salubritate Craiova SRL will join forces and organize the event called #BoatPET, a race with rafts made of PETs in which young volunteers from different high schools in Craiova will participate. The event is planned to take place on Sunday, June 11, starting at 9.30 a.m. on the lake in the Hanul Doctorului Park, Craiova.

Prior to the event, the association conducted a series of activities with students from the “Elena Cuza” and “Nicolae Titulescu” National Colleges. They took part in several informative sessions, including a workshop organised by the Department of Physics (University of Craiova) aimed to teach them how to build a raft out of recycled plastic bottles. So far, the project team together with high school volunteers have supported the construction of two rafts made from approx. 3000 plastic bottles collected in the last two months.

Other activities carried out in April and May and related to this upcoming event included eco-responsibility workshops and STEAM workshops, held by JCI trainers.

#BoatPET is part of the “CleanUP Craiova” project, aimed to improve the degree of selective collection in Craiova. It is implemented by JCI Craiova since March 2023 within the Mindchangers sub-grantees program.