Yearly, over five million tonnes of solid waste fill the landfills in Kazakhstan. This year, a total of 3.2 million tonnes of solid waste were generated by the people in Kazakhstan and only approximately 330,000 tonnes, or 10.5 percent of the solid waste were recycled.
Targeting to reduce the amount of non-biodegradable waste that goes to landfills, as well as educating the public on nature conservation, seven Independent Representatives (IR) and corporate staff carried out an impactful garbage collecting activity recently, in a partnership with Recycle Birge, a local eco-community.
Our volunteers together with Recycle Birge collected plastic and other waste, on the streets in Almaty, and later sorted the garbage into right categories for recycling.
Recycle Birge is an eco-community that organises community work in Almaty and its suburbs. The organisation’s mission is to inform the public about environmental issues, take care of nature, and develop waste recycling in Kazakhstan.