On July 2, at 18:00, at the Hotel Stamba amphitheater, CENN, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, Nakanimamasakhlisi Photo School and the Environmental Information and Education Center, is holding a photo exhibition with the support of the Norwegian Embassy – ‘Beat Plastic Pollution!’ The exhibition will also feature an award ceremony for the winning authors.
30 authors took part in the photo competition, presenting more than 90 works. The conceptual and creative works reflect the negative effects of environmental pollution with plastics, especially disposable plastic items, and our attitude towards plastic consumption.
An independent jury has identified three winning authors who will be awarded prizes at the exhibition.
Marco Soldik, Deputy Ambassador of Norway to Georgia; Head of the Waste and Chemicals Management Department, Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, Alverd Chankseliani; and CENN Executive Director, Nana Janashia will address the attendees of the award ceremony.
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest challenges of modern times, which harms the environment, living organisms and has a negative impact on human health. This problem is acute in Georgia as much as anywhere in the world, which is why CENN is working with the Ministry of Environment and Rural Development, with the assistance of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to develop a National Plastic Waste Prevention Program which outlines goals and actions to address challenges in the entire plastic value chain. It will suggest ways to reduce the environmental damage caused by unsustainable plastic management.