The event Information meeting on Industrial Waste Mapping (IWM) for the enterprises from the Rustavi and Zestaponi Municipalities was organized on 10 December 2021.
This event focused on the following key objectives:
- Present the results of industrial waste management activities to the representatives of the Municipalities of Rustavi and Zestaponi;
- Discuss the preliminary results from waste mapping activities to refine findings and reach the final results;
- Discuss the benefits and new opportunities related to waste mapping for the manufacturing enterprises of the Rustavi and Zestaponi Municipalities.
The participants included the representatives of the Zestaponi and Rustavi Municipalities, industrial enterprises, local authorities and agencies, and ecologists as well as representatives from UNIDO, SWECO, the National Implementing Partner (Energy Efficiency Center) and REC Caucasus.
The organizers of this event were UNIDO, REC Caucasus, and SWECO.
The information meeting on waste mapping is held within the framework of the “Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities” Component of the EU- funded “EU4Environment” Action. The purpose is to present the preliminary results of industrial waste management and waste mapping activities, to give the representatives of the enterprises from the Rustavi Municipality and Zestaponi Municipality the opportunity to comment on the information provided, and to develop further plans and finalise results.
Waste management includes the activities and actions required to manage waste from its generation to its final disposal. This refers to the collection, transport, treatment and disposal of waste, together with the monitoring and regulation of the waste management process and waste-related laws, technologies, and economic mechanisms. An efficient waste management system creates an increased business value. This contributes to the sustainability of manufacturing industries and the promotion of economic opportunities. The overall objective of waste mapping is then to identify, assess, and map waste streams of manufacturing enterprises in order to develop options for
improving resource efficiency.