On November 24, 2021 an information meeting was held online on industrial waste mapping (IWM) for enterprises from the Davydiv Village Territorial Community within the “Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities” component of the EU-funded “EU4Environment” Action in Ukraine. It was another meeting of the representatives of the Davydiv Village Territorial Community (VTC), industrial companies, local authorities and departments, environmental experts, representatives of UNIDO and Sweco (Sweden). The event focused on learning about the results of industrial waste management activities, discussing lessons learned, benefits and new opportunities from waste mapping for industrial enterprises in the target VTC.
Ihor Khrun, Deputy Mayor on the activities of the executive agencies of Davydiv VTC delivered the welcome address and who stressed that environmental protection is one of the most important today on the agenda of the united community. Tatiana Chernyavskaya, Project Coordinator, Industrial Resource Efficiency Division, Directorate for Environment and Energy, UNIDO, in her welcoming speech marked that the meeting aimed at highlighting the achieved findings, learning the steps taken in waste mapping and gathering feedbacks from the industrial enterprises.
Volodymyr Popovych, the RECP Centre’s coordinator in West region, took the floor in the core part of the meeting. He briefly described how 2 pilot communities (Davydiv VTC in Lviv region and Slavuta ATC in Khmelnytskyi region) were selected from 17 submitted communities wishing to join the project on IWM. He also familiarised the participants with the algorithm of activities with production enterprises in the region to collect baseline information, namely the sources of waste, the distribution of volume and value, sorting, the analysis of each segment (wood, plastic, organics, etc.) according to the waste hierarchy. The data collected in the summary table were handed over for processing to specialists from the Swedish company Sweco, which have strong experience in designing sustainable communities and cities of the future.
Afterwards, Emma Danielson, the main consultant of Sweco (Sweden), took the floor. She made a substantial presentation and went in details about the analysis of the collected data for IWM, processing the data and producing preliminary results. As part of her work, she offered potential benefits and opportunities for manufacturing enterprises in the Davydiv VTC.
Hryhorii Gul (an ecologist in Davydiv VTC), a representative of Agrolife-Transservice, LLC., Alastair Carruth (an expert on circular economy and waste mapping, SWECO) joined the discussion of the key presentation.
A total of 16 participants joined the event.
Waste management includes the activities and actions 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. 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 online event was organized within the frame of EU4Environment Programme funded by the European Union and implemented by a consortium of international partners, including OECD, UNIDO, UN Environment, UNECE and the World Bank.