Recycling on the Border
Recycling in border villages in the Tavush region is currently extremely limited; as a result, plastic and other trash often goes uncollected and liters the communities. When it is collected, the waste is often put into landfills or it is burned.
The Paros Foundation seeks to partner with the Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development of Communities NGO, or ‘ISSD’ to implement a small scale recycling initiative in ten border villages in the Tavush region, with the hopes of eventual expansion. The proposed project involves going to several schools and providing specially marked recycling bins for paper and plastic. The children will then be educated on the benefits of recycling and why it is important. In order to provide incentive, the school whom collects the most recycling will receive a prize of their choice up to a certain cash value. Schools will be given approximately 2 months to collect the recycling, when it will then be picked up and transferred to the proper recycling facilities.
The project’s ultimate goal is to educate communities on recycling, and give them the opportunity to try it themselves. The project and related school trainings will be conducted in two trips.
If after the two month contest period the project is considered successful, Paros will seek to expand into more schools in the Tavush region.
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Mr. & Mrs. Steven & Elise Kline & FamilyPlandome, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Artin & Agavni HamamciyanBelmont, CA
Mr. Richard Lee Weil, Jr.Boston, MA
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph & Molly MatossianBerkeley, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Vahan & Anne SarkisianNew London, NH
Mr. & Mrs. Suren & Izzy ToumanianHuntington Beach, CA
The Recycling Contest launched today with nine schools in the Berd area of Armenia's Tavush Region. Schools will be collecting both paper and plastics and competing for a prize! The contest launch follows training and instruction on the value of recycling by the experts at the ISSD organization in Yerevan.
Today the Paros Team visited the schools, registered and collected all the recyclables and determined the contests winners! The School in Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur collected the most plastic per student! The School in the village of Tavush collected the most paper per student! Congratulations to both schools! We look forward to expanding this project in the future.