The project aims to support the implementation of the law on batteries and waste batteries (entered into force on January 1, 2011), to develop the awareness about the harmful effects of the batteries and to initiate a system for collecting waste batteries.
In order to achieve the objectives, the project set three main pillars for activities:
- Institutional cooperation and sharing experiences with the EU countries
- Informative Educational Campaign
- Campaign for collecting waste batteries
The first pillar aims to provide a platform for knowledge exchange and sharing experiences between Republic of Macedonia and the EU countries (Sweden and Slovakia) that have already established a system and successfully implemented the law on batteries and waste batteries.
The second pillar, the informative educational campaign, includes the municipalities, the schools and the universities to develop awareness among the local authorities and young people about the harmful effects of waste batteries and to encourage responsible behavior.
The third pillar aims to encourage the citizens to leave their waste batteries in special tubes for empty batteries that are located in the supermarkets Tinex, Vero and Ramstore and in the municipalities in Skopje, Tetovo and Kumanovo.
The project is initiated by the Embassy of Sweden, supported by the Swedish Agency for Environmental Protection, the Embassies of Norway, Slovakia and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Macedonia. Project partners include supermarkets Tinex, Vero, Ramstore and Kammarket, and as media sponsors Antenna 5, Vest, Alfa TV, the programme 5+ and Accent Media.
Download the project reports of Go Clean 2011, Go Clean 2012, Go Clean 2013 part 1 and Go Clean 2013 part 2 supported by Norwegian Embassy, City of Skopje and Ministry of environmental protection and phisical planning.