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International training course “Sustainable Waste Management in Circular Economy” launched for the CICA Member States

Thailand, as Coordinator of confidence building measures in the area of sustainable development in the CICA Environmental Dimension, launched the international training course entitled “Sustainable Waste Management in Circular Economy” for the CICA Member States on 3 November 2022. The event will be held online until 22 November 2022.

Over 30 participants from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Türkiye have registered for the training course.

During the first day of the training, the participants discussed principles of the management of solid waste and treatment technologies, as well as current issues faced in waste water purification.

The two-week course provides an introduction to advanced technologies for the treatment, disposal and recovery of various types of waste, including marine debris, plastics, and electronic waste. The participants will also discuss methods for abating environmentally persistent pharmaceutical pollutants, the creation of a central waste water treatment system for urban areas and water reclamation, the use of biogas for energy generation on a small scale, and the impact of these processes on climate change.

During the seminar, the participants will also share their experiences in managing food waste in gastronomy, infectious waste resulting from the pandemic, as well as discuss methods for dealing with illicit dumping and eliminating its consequences.

Overall, the training programme is designed to give a general understanding of waste management principles and provide a forum for sharing best practices to address emerging issues in this area.