#PJstories – Interview with Karin Bojnanska

Karin participated in the Training Course “Turning waste into worth” organized by PROJUVEN in Torremolinos, Spain

Hello Karin! Can you give us your opinion about the project “Turning waste into worth“?

My opinion about the project “Turning waste into worth” is that it was a very educational project with interesting topics. The organization of the project as well as communication with the participants was on a very high level. The organizers Francesco and Debora were very well prepared, educated and able to answer all of our questions. This project exceeded my expectations and I would recommend it to everyone who is interested in topics such as circular economy, food and plastic waste, waste separation or how to live eco-friendly. This project taught me to think before I act, in cases of second-hand products or giving a product second life. I highly appreciated discussions with other participants and their own examples from their home country about the discussed topics.

Why is promoting the circular economy so necessary?

Promoting circular economy is important because of our lives, our planet and the future of people. If we do not start to think about the situation in the world, there is a very bad forecast for the population and the planet Earth. Promoting circular economy is important so it will be adapted by companies and manufacturers and there will be no line production anymore. We have to talk about the consequences of our actions and rethink the current problems we face. All companies, big as well as small, need to adapt new strategies in production and re-production of their products. Not only production but also fixing broken products and reused in other ways. Circular economy is the same way how processes work in nature; therefore, we have to adapt these strategies in our production.

What is the most important thing you have learned during the training? How do you plan to share and use your knowledge?

I was interested in the topic and educated myself about how to be environmentally friendly, how not to produce a lot of waste and how to separate waste, but I still learnt a lot during the training. I’ve learnt about all the processes how the materials are made and what is necessary for its production. I’ve learnt that products do not only have one life but can be repaired, reused or remanufactured. The best part of the training was to learn about different types of plastics. I will definitely be more aware of my personal consumption of everything, especially plastics. I will also teach people who are close to me about circular economy and possible ways how to live eco-friendlier.

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