On November 28 in Krasnoyarsk a new «Boiling point» was opened, it became the 84th point in the network of the Agency for strategic initiatives (ASI). On the opening day, various thematic sessions were held in the new space, bringing together the business, scientific and educational community of the region. The CEO of Lake Baikal Foundation was invited to the session «Ecological tourism of Krasnoyarsk region» organized by ASI.
During her speech, Anastasia Tsvetkova presented the main provisions of the Manual on waste management in protected areas – one of the five system documents for the development of ecological tourism of the Agency for strategic initiatives. The Guidance presented at the session is intended to answer possible questions of protected areas on the new regulation in the field of solid municipal waste management, to provide tools for assessing the possibilities of introducing separate waste collection, to prioritize environmental and educational activities aimed at minimizing waste. The guide is based on the analysis of best practices on waste management in protected areas of ten different countries, including the USA, Sweden, Germany, and takes into account the peculiarities of Russian legislation, as well as successful cases in the field of waste management in Russian protected areas, including the Stolby peserve, the Baikal reserve, the Kenoozersky national park. The Guide will be published online by the end of 2019.
As a practical example illustrating the value of the Manual, the CEO of the Foundation cited the results of a study of the morphology of municipal solid waste in Zabaikalsky national park: according to the statistics, 42% of waste is recyclable and can be recycled. Recommendations for a sustainable model of waste management in the park are currently being developed, based on the obtained statistics of recycled fractions and the provisions of the Guidelines.