13 11 2022
The scientific meeting "Business ideas in waste management based on international experiences" was held at UG
The scientific meeting "Business ideas in waste management based on international experiences" was held online and face to face with the presence of Dr. Abu Ali Golzari, a member of the academic staff of the University of Science and Technology, in the Hikmet amphitheater of the university on November 12, 2022. In this meeting, which was attended by professors, researchers, and students, international experiences in the field of waste management and business were discussed. Dr. Abu Ali Golzari, a member of the academic staff of the University of Science and Technology, noted that before taking any actions in the field of waste business in any region or country, it is necessary to determine the percentage of its waste composition, and based on the surveys and available statistics, the composition of waste production In Iran, the amount of waste production is different from other countries, especially European countries. He said: In Iran, more than 70% of the produced waste is "wet" (organic waste), while in Europe, most of the waste is dry - although this amount is often not known as waste, but as resources. Dr. Golzari admitted that the beginning and end of the waste management cycle in Iran were defective and led to an unstable development. Therefore, to improve it, there is a need to change behavior to increase environmental responsibilities, sensitivities, and activities. Because despite various and sufficient upstream regulations, this important thing has not been done well in the country and has led to the formation of the urban waste black market mafia. He added: A specialized look at the issue of waste by the responsible institutions can lead to a better understanding and better planning, which is not possible through the organization of municipalities and rural districts of the country. Therefore, it is necessary (similar to what happened in water and sewage management) to entrust the responsibility of urban waste in the country to a specialized institution. In this meeting, setting up a recycling town in the border region of Gilan and Qazvin provinces and transporting waste by railway for recycling was also presented as an option to solve the problem of waste management in Gilan province. It was also stated that with this action, it will be possible to provide the necessary equipment and infrastructure through a private investor, which can lead to sustainable development. In this meeting, ideas were raised in the field of industrial and agricultural waste trade with an emphasis on wood waste. It was also pointed out that the role of the university in this field can be focused on education and research related to waste management, including public culture building, holding scientific meetings, and establishing connections between governmental institutions and social layers. This meeting ended with answers to the questions of the participants in person and online.