Dzerzhinsk to host master classes on plastics recycling

18 may 2021

On May 19 and 20, Dzerzhinsk will be holding master classes for those interested to learn how to recycle plastics into new products that can be usable in one’s everyday life. These master classes will take place at the recycling workshop opened on April 28 with SIBUR’s support. The event’s hosts who are experts of the Zerowaste.lab creative research laboratory will be working together with the classes’ participants to master the process of recycling used plastic caps into useful new products.

Dzerzhinsk’s residents will be taught how to distinguish recyclable raw materials from other types of waste, learn more about plastics and be able to identify their various types on their own. Participants of the master classes will learn to operate an industrial shredder and will be able to manufacture new products from recycled polymers while discussing recycling and eco-friendly living with the experts.

The Recycling Workshop is located on the grounds of the Dzerzhinsk Polytechnic Institute of R. E. Alexeyev Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University at Dzerzhinsk, 49 Gaidar Str., Bld. 2, Room 2110.

Registration for the workshop is available on the project’s website at Participation is free, but the number of vacant spots is limited.

The Recycling Workshop in Dzerzhinsk is a part of SIBUR's comprehensive environmental project aimed at developing a system for separate collection and recycling of plastic waste. SIBUR will support the opening of four additional workshops such as this one expected to open in 2021 in the regions where the company has operations. In Tobolsk, more than 100 residents of the city took part in a series of educational workshops on polymers recycling, held at the Recycling Workshop.

As part of SIBUR's environmental project, 2020-2021 saw the All-Russian Environmental Contest #Iammakingacleancity take place designed to draw attention of the younger generation to eco-friendly development of their local communities and the nation as a whole and to foster a culture of caring attitude toward nature. More than five thousand school students from 53 regions of Russia took part in the contest.