Workshop and webinar in the M. Auezov SKSU

27.02.2009 14.00 workshop with further webinar connection at 15.00 between partner universities on the project   585761-EPP 1-2017-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP «Enhancing competition in Sustainable Waste Management in Universities of Russia and Kazakhstan» took place in M. Auezov South-Kazakhstan State university with participation of the Ural Federal University named after the First President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, UrFU, Russia, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Sh.Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University, South-Kazakhstan State Pedagogical university, as well as representatives of enterprises. During discussion were noted that in Kazakhstan, as in the world, the problem of safe disposal of production and consumption waste has always been one of the most important environmental problems. Currently, an important task is set-waste disposal – the use of waste as secondary material or energy resources.  Kazakhstan has accumulated more than 45 billion tons of production and consumption waste, of which only 5 percent is recycled. With such huge amounts of garbage, waste processing plants do not have enough raw materials for processing, since there is no culture of separate waste collection in the country. According to the statistics Committee, about 500 specialized companies in the field of waste management are registered in Kazakhstan. The largest industry is the “Altyn – TET” complex, which operates in Astana and is engaged in sorting and processing of jointly collected municipal solid waste. Other companies, which works in Kazakhstan are called “KazakhstanWasteRecycling” (paper and cardboard), SAF (glass), Kazkauchuk (tires and rubber waste), WestDala (oily waste, integrated waste management), “Promtehresurs KZ” and “Recycling” (electronic waste).

Therefore, the use of scientific and technological progress for the introduction of environmentally friendly technologies is of paramount importance for the sustainable development of the economy.

In Kazakhstan, manufacturers of environmentally friendly products are planning to issue special certificates within the framework of the Concept for the transition to a “green” economy.

One of the innovations of the document is the concept of “green” purchases, which will stimulate those processing enterprises that produce products, for example, in the construction of roads and bridges. Now a lot of different thermal insulation materials, there are a lot of materials that are used in finishing works.

Many initiatives are needed to implement an effective waste management system:

– training of qualified specialists in waste management system;

– conduct a thorough audit and environmental monitoring of all large landfills and identify measures for their remediation;

– updating of standards of work, processing and storage of solid domestic wastes;

– waste processing should be carried out by enterprises-producers of waste;

– reduction of taxes of enterprises engaged in waste processing.

Workshop and webinar in the Sh. Ualikhanov KokSU

27.02.2019 y. the seminar on the theme: “Development and modernization of the curriculum, quality assurance of the educational process” took place in the Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University.  

During the workshop were noted that establishment of an effective regional and local waste management system is not possible without qualified and trained personnel in this area. Since 2018, the international project: «Enhancing Competences of Sustainable Waste Management in Russian and Kazakh HEIs / EduEnvi. The project coordinator is Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland (Tampere University of Applied Sciences – TAMK). The project is implemented under the Erasmus + programme funded by the European Commission.

Within the seminar, associate professor of Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University Kurmanbayeva Aigul and manager of LLP “LS Kokshetau” Sergey Beznosikov gave reports. The main environmental problems of the region in the field of waste management were considered. As a result of the discussion, the following resolution was adopted.


RESOLUTION for the webinar between universities


  1. Development and implementation of new electronic educational programs in the field of waste processing in the higher education system will improve the skills of specialists and improve waste management.
  2. Prepared modules are practice-oriented and increase the competence of future specialists in the field of waste management.
  3. The training program should include practical training in office management in the field of waste management. Development of project documentation, protocols, acts and other documents.
  4. The Union of workers in the waste management industry with production workers, environmentalists and University teachers is necessary to solve the urgent problems of the region related to waste.
  5. Teach students to work with the population. To carry out propaganda and explanatory work among the population and activities for environmental education and upbringing. To involve the collection and disposal of garbage for all residents, through the preparation of propaganda leaflets, promotional videos, banners, etc to use for this social network.
  6. Write an appeal to the local executive bodies on the need to support processors of recyclable materials and assist in the rapid solution of production problems:

– allocation of land for reception points;

– permission of installation of garbage containers for separate collection of secondary raw materials on garbage sites of the city;

– issuing low-interest loans, grants, compensations and subsidies to waste processors for the purchase of modern equipment or modernization of existing technologies.

Sustainable waste management is an extremely important task of the state environmental policy. Currently, the industry of collection and processing of secondary raw materials in our country is only being formed and requires support from both, the state and the population.