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Module 5: Chemicals and Hazardous Waste and Emissions

The workshop was aimed at presenting the fifth Module on ‘’Chemicals and Hazardous Waste and Emissions’’ topic to SME representatives of the Vanadzor city.

National facilitator Ms. Dshkhuhi Sahakyan presented the main issues that were foreseen in the Module on the topic of ‘’Chemicals and Hazardous Waste and Emissions”.

The Green club covered the environmental burden of waste and costs of materials and waste, diagnosis of material uses and waste generation. There was an overview of the business concerns related to chemical use, hazardous waste and emissions in the companies, particularly, cost to business, risks to business, impacts on human health and environment.

There was a small discussion in the frames of this module about the use of chemicals, waste management and emissions in the involved RECP Green Club member organizations.

The training participants were presented to the results of preliminary assessments done in Ararat and Dilijan Green Club member SME organizations which can be too useful to understand the materials to be discussed in Module 5. The facilitator presented expertise gained from ‘’Levon Avagyan’’ company, the business case is included also in the WorkBook elaborated for the Green Clubs.

Training participants also carried out group and individual exercise by making necessary additions in the self-assessment sheet.

After the module presentation and the discussions the SME representatives showed their willingness to accept the RECP methodologies and to use them in their business management.