Defence Ministry holds an event to raise awareness on solid waste management

The Cypriot Defence Ministry organised an event aiming at raising awareness among army personnel on the benefits arising from the application of EMAS environmental management system and the rationale waste management in National Guard camps.

According to a press release issued by the Defence Ministry, the event also aimed at raising awareness on the actions to reduce and separate solid waste aiming at sustainable utilisation of waste, as well as the design of tailored-made local waste management system in a military camps.

The Eco- Management and Audit Scheme “EMAS” was presented during the event.

“EMAS constitutes an important tool for the improvement of environmental performance in camps by managing and reducing their environmental impact, while saving funds,” the Defence Ministry says.

The event was organised by the Defence Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Agricultures Department of Environment in the context of the European RETHINK “Life Know Waste” programme, which aims to promote reduction reuse and recycle of waste in Cyprus through an extended communication strategy focusing in the the RRR principle (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).

Source: Cyprus News Agency