Seminar on the topic of “Plastic waste: Challenges and Solutions ” in Kajaran
On October 10, 2016 a seminar on the topic of “Plastic waste: Challenges and Solutions” was held in the Environment Cabinet of Kajaran’s School No. 2. According to the agenda the theme of the report of Kapan Aarhus Centre was “Environmental protection: the experience of Kapan Environmental Information Aarhus Center.”
Ms. Alisa Savadyan, coordinator of environmental programs of the USIAD/PRP program presented the danger of plastic waste, the possibilities of their collection and processing, other programs on management of solid waste in the Syunik region, around which was held a lively discussion.
Ms. Kristine Saghatelyan, head of “Kapan Women’s Resource Center” NGO presented their photos of items made of plastic bottles, which are used in parks, orchards, gardens and other design applications.
Mr. Ashot Avagyan, coordinator of Kapan Aarhus Center presented a presentation entitled “Solid waste and its impact on the environment presentation” referring to the collection of plastic bottles in Kapan, according to the experience of accumulation through color sorting and pressing.
The latter also presented environmental protection issues and the role of the Aarhus Centre in it, in accordance with the agenda. By way of example of Kapan Aarhus Centre, he briefly presented the activities of the Aarhus Centers, introduced the achievements and results obtained in the work with public. Special attention attracted to the three pillars of the Aarhus Convention, its implementation, and the rights and obligations of public and government bodies.
The event was attended by Kajaran students, high school students, teaching staff and the principal of School № 2, and representatives of the above mentioned organizations, environmentalist of Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine and director of Sustainable Development on international affairs as well as employees of municipality.
The organization of the seminar, printing of booklets on plastic waste dangers and recycling was organized by Kajaran Municipality, within the framework of the program approved by the RA Ministry of Nature Protection in 2016.
Coordinator of Kapan Aarhus Center
Translated by Anush Beybutyan