Sun, May 26 2013
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The tax will be increased gradually each year in order to make plastic bags increasingly costly, with the price of one bag to be raised to 55 stotinki in 2014 from the current 15 stotinki.
A Bulgarian environmental programme that portrayed trash as a sign of sloppy style and unfit, out-of-shape civic bodies might just shift consciousness and promote clean-up.
Bulgaria's Varna-based supermarket operator Piccadilly will replace with polydegralex bags the polyethylene bags used in all of its 19 stores as of January 12 2009, the company said.
The Ministry of Environment and Water Affairs (MOEW) is preparing legislative bills aimed at limiting the usage of the plastic bags in Bulgaria. The plastic bags are not being recycled and therefore represent a huge source of pollution, private broadcaster bTV reported on June 5. The plastic bags in Bulgaria can be recycled in the factories for recycling plastic but collecting is difficult, environment consultant Todor Nedkov told The Sofia Echo on June 5. He said that the packaging waste recovery organisations are recycling the thicker bags, but was not that easy to collect the wide-spread thin plastic bags used by most Bulgarian shops.
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.