Georgian Railway has emerged as the first company that has joined campaign – Let’s Jointly Remove Electronic Wastes! The campaign is organized by Enviroserve.
“Enviroserve” is an international company specialized in processing electronic devices. The company’s head office and processing plant are located in Dubai. The company has obtained an operational permit from Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Georgia.
Note that E-Waste, i.e. Electronic Wastes represents a type of wastes that may be thrown away, for example, old cell phones, electronic office devices, computers and details related to electricity such as: electronic tooth brush, ink cartridges and so on.
Electronic wastes are dangerous, because they contain such toxic substances as quicksilver, leader, beryllium and cadmium that are cancerogenic substances and damage brain and kidneys (especially in children).
According to GreenPeace organization, ratio of electronic wastes accounts for 5% in municipal solid wastes all over the world. E-Waste collection bins are located at entrance of JSC Georgian Railway office and the company workers are able to throw useless electronic wastes into the bin any time.
JSC Georgian Railway takes part in other project too: Let’s Jointly Care for Environment. The project calls for installing the so-called Green Boxes at various offices, where the organization staff will place scrap paper.
A huge volume of paper wastes is accumulated at the company every day that may be repeatedly processed for manufacturing a new product. The collected paper wastes will be transmitted to the Kviris Palitra newspaper project – Exchange Scrap Paper into Literature!» As a result, in exchange for scrap papers, scores, the so-called seedlings, commensurate to the paper weight will be collected on a special plastic card. Georgian Railway will exchange the earned scores into new books published by Palitra Media that will be issued at train libraries.