Two more Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) clubs have been established in the Georgian regions of Mtskheta and Kakheti, as part of the EU-funded EU4Environment project.
The clubs will support the application of the RECP methodology among local manufacturing firms, helping them to green their businesses.
The RECP club is as a group of 8-10 companies from either the same industrial sector or the same geographical area, which take part in an intensive training and coaching programme for a period of about four months, culminating in the development of a customised RECP action plan by each member of the club.
The training modules cover the following areas: business environmental profile, energy, water and wastewater, materials and waste, chemicals and chemical waste.
The new REPC Clubs bring together SMEs operating in sectors such as dairy, food and beverages, construction, packaging and poultry. They join the four existing clubs in Kakheti, Kaspi, Kutaisi and Rustavi municipalities. The total cost of RECP measures implemented by SMEs in 2015-2017 amounted to €54,315, while saving them about €121,900. These RECP investments also helped the companies to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.
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