On 24 August 2022, UNIDO hosted a technical event on Industrial Waste Mapping (IWM) for the enterprises of Absheron-Khizi and Baku Economic Regions, in Azerbaijan. The event is organized under the framework of the EU-funded EU4Environment Action, as part of the activities related to “Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities”.
The objective was to present the preliminary results of the industrial waste management and waste mapping activities and to give the representatives of the enterprises from the Absheron-Khizi Economic Region and Baku Economic Region the opportunity to comment and provide inputs to develop further plans and help finalise results.
The main audience consisted of the representatives from the Absheron-Khizi and Baku Economic Regions, including industrial enterprises, local authorities and agencies, academia and independent experts, as well as representatives from UNIDO and SWECO. The organizers of this event are UNIDO, ACE Group Consultants LLC, and SWECO.
For more details about the event, please contact Ms Asya Chalabova at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Industrial Waste Mapping
Waste management refers to the activities required to manage waste from its generation to its final disposal. This includes 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. To this approach, the introduction of circular economy principles brings a new management model that focuses on the prevention and responsible manufacture, reuse, repair, and recycling of waste to close resource loops in the value chain (thus, opening more opportunities for new industries, jobs, the reduction of emissions and the increase of efficient use of resources).
An efficient and circular waste management system creates an increased business value, contributing 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 generated by manufacturing enterprises in order to develop options for resource efficiency and circular practices for waste management in the studied regions.
For more information about Industrial Waste Mapping and other activities related to Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) in Azerbaijan, please visit: https://recp.aceconsultants.az/en.