Rustavi RECP Club Third meeting, 26 November 2015

Rustavi RECP Clubs Third meeting
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Rustavi RECP Club –  Module 3 and 4  

On November 26, 2015 was held third training on combined Module 3 and 4 (Water & Waste Water and Materials & Waste) in the USAID’s Center for Civic Engagement in Rustavi city (Kostava str. #22). According to unanimously request of the companies’ representatives (training participants) two modules were combined.

Agenda and List of Participants

Module 3 (Water & Waste Water) and Module 4 (Materials & Waste). Module 3 included following topics:

  • Assess progress on energy profile;
  • WHAT are the implications of intensive water use;
  • WHY water efficiency is needed;
  • HOW is the water used in the companies;
  • HOW to build the companies’ water profile;
  • Practical exercise for understanding the water use in the companies;
  • Introduction of worksheet for water data collection;
  • Assignment of tasks and responsibilities;
  • National examples and approaches in order to water use;
  • National challenges;
  • Typical problems and typical solutions of them;
  • RECP Options to increase water efficiency.

And the next module (Materials and Waste) included following topics:

  • WHAT are the implications of intensive use of materials and waste generation;
  • WHY to properly manage materials and waste;
  • HOW to implement waste management;
  • HOW to avoid, reduce, recycle waste;
  • Practical exercise for understanding the waste management practices and waste types in the companies;
  • Introduction of worksheet for waste data collection;
  • Assignment of tasks and responsibilities;
  • National challenges in order to materials and waste management;
  • Typical problems and typical solutions of them;
  • RECP Options to increase materials efficiency and options for minimization of waste;
  • What will be next step.

RECP Club Facilitator and companies’ representatives had discussion about the actual situation with the water usage and materials efficiency, also reduction of waste generation, as well as separation of waste for recycling. Second site visits conducted in November were very helpful for that discussion.  The companies’ representatives provided information concerning their problematic issues and challenges, such as increased water consumption, increased materials prices, lack of infrastructure, financial barriers they are facing, etc.

UNIDO/RECP Georgian team, as usual will continue working with the SME’s for strengthening their motivation and to increase their companies’ performance, also to get prepared for the next training.

The enterprises still expressed their expectations on investments for implementation RECP options and requested assistance for receiving preferential credits from local or international banks and donors.