Ana Karanfilova-Maznevska, MSc, Head of the Waste Management Sector in the Ministy of Environment and Physical Planning (MZSP), was a guest lecturer at UACS

Ana Karanfilova-Maznevska, MSc, Head of the Waste Management Sector in the Ministy of Environment and Physical Planning (MZSP), was a guest lecturer at UACS

Ana Karanfilova-Maznevska, MSc, Head of the Waste Management Sector in the Ministy of Environment and Physical Planning (MZSP), was a guest lecturer at UACS, as part of the course “Ecology and Sustainable Growth”, with lecturer Andrej Gjokikj on February 26.

As a prominent expert on all aspects of waste management, including legal and technical expertise in environmental and waste management policies, Mrs. Karanfilova-Maznevska held a comprehensive lecture on the practical implications of the Law on Environment and Law on Waste Management in our country.

The lecture focused on the most important aspects of the legal framework in implementing environmental and waste management standards to achieve high sustainability goals in line with the European Union.

Mrs. Karanfilova-Maznevska provided a detailed overview of the main concepts of Environmental Management, Environmental Law and Integrated Protection & Prevention Mechanisms related to Pollution Control established through the Ministry and its different sectors.

The lecture also focused on the established Waste Management Systems and standards for different types of waste, the Legal Framework for waste management companies in the private sector, the difference between hazardous and non-hazardous waste, the issue of landfills and extended producer responsibility (EPR) through specialized waste collection schemes – all in context of the current environmental and waste management situation in our country.

The lecture inspired the students to ask interesting questions on important topics related to environmental sustainability and waste management, which opened dynamic discussions for improving our nation-wide environmental protection practices as well as our public awareness on waste selection, collection, sorting and recycling – the way ahead for implementing circular economy in our country.