The grand final before phase II - this is how the PLASTECO information day at the canoe slalom world championships Augsburg 2022 can be summarized.

The decisive factor for PLASTECO's participation in the event was the first pilot test phase of the Augsburg cup at the World Championship and the associated events in the city centre, but also the focus of the event on sustainability and waste reduction.

The Augsburg cup and its introduction is an integral part of the PLASTECO Action Plan, which is to be implemented in Augsburg within the following year. At the booth, visitors could find out more about the cup and its background as well as give feedback about it.

Sustainability was a top priority when planning the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Augsburg. In addition to the Augsburg cup, reusable cups for coffee were used and disposable plastic was banned in the catering. At the PLASTECO booth, visitors were also informed and enlightened about the Augsburg cup, plastic-free alternatives and the importance of waste separation together with Forum Plastikfreies Augsburg (plastic-free Augsburg) and Precious Plastic. Various exhibits, a photo gallery and funny little games were also part of the booth to educate the visitors and show the impact of plastic pollution. The booth was very well attended and had many interesting and educational conversations. The event was a complete success for the PLASTECO project and we are so ready for phase II now.