SPAR Slovenia continues to support cleaning Slovenian waters

September 16, 2023 IN THE CATEGORY: Responsible retailing

Today, on World Cleanup Day, we highlight SPAR Slovenia’s ongoing commitment to cleaning up rivers and lakes. SPAR Slovenia was the main sponsor of the annual cleanup of the Krka River for the seventh year in a row. During this year's event, divers from the Novo mesto Underwater Activities Club removed 450kg of waste from the river and its banks.

Annual cleanup of the Krka River

The Krka River cleanup has a rich history. First organised by the Underwater Activities Club, the 30th edition of this initiative took place on Saturday, 2 September. It brought together 106 participants, including divers, volunteers, fishermen, and members of the local rafting club in Novo mesto.

The project began in 1993, when the club organised its first river cleanup to protect the river’s ecosystem. Due to the extent of pollution found, they decided to transform this one-time effort into an annual event. They also expanded the invitation to a broader group of divers.

Support for Slovenian Diving Association

For SPAR Slovenia, the clean-up of the Krka River marks the third cleanup campaign they have endorsed this year. The retailer supported cleanup initiatives of the Ljubljanica River and Lake Bled in April and May. SPAR Slovenia, as a main sponsor of the Slovenian Diving Association, have actively engaged in cleaning Slovenian rivers each year since 2017. Their efforts have contributed to the cleanup of over 14 Slovenian rivers, lakes, and seas, including the Ljubljanica, the Mura, the Drava, the Sava, the Ščavnica, Lake Bled, Lake Soboško, and the shores of the Fiese.

Source: SPAR Slovenia.

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About SPAR Slovenia

SPAR Slovenia, operated by ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG), was granted a licence by SPAR International to operate under the brand in 1991. ASPIAG is a subsidiary of SPAR Austria AG. SPAR has become a key employer in the country, both through its corporate businesses as well as through licenses being granted to independent retailers to expand the brand further.