• 13.04.24


11:00 - 17:00 hrs | Marketplace

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Equipped with grabbing tongs, gloves and bin bags, 445 volunteers set out last Saturday in bright sunshine to search for carelessly discarded waste in the area between Kranebitten and O-Dorf. Everything that did not belong in nature was collected. 33 Innsbruck institutions took part in the campaign.

Packaging, clothing and bicycles

The collected garbage was collected on site by IKB and then disposed of professionally. The results show that the effort was worthwhile: the total amount of waste collected was around 2.9 tons. In addition to curious finds such as a sword, old chairs, blinds, bunches of keys, a baby carriage and bicycles, the main items were packaging, items of clothing and some election posters. "The waste advisory service uses various methods to raise public awareness of the issue of waste. Events like this are a great opportunity to do so," explains Wildner in view of the large amounts of waste on the banks of the Inn.

Family environmental festival for the second time this year

Around 1,500 visitors attended the environmental festival on the market square. "With games, creative stations, music and culinary delights, we would like to thank all the volunteers and also create a wonderful family day for all guests, all about environmental protection and upcycling," says Mag.a Heike Kiesling, Managing Director of Innsbruck Marketing. "Seeing the children's eyes light up as they operated our modern waste collection vehicles was of course a special highlight," adds Oberguggenberger. As part of the environmental festival and in the spirit of "upcycling", the electricity boxes on the market square were also decorated live on site by local graffiti artists.