"Plastic free Rivers" initiative has been launched
During the meeting, the sides agreed to jointly collaborate on "Plastic free Kherlen River" campaign.
WWF-Mongolia introduced "Plastic free Rivers" initiative in order to remove plastic waste from rivers and to engage stakeholders. A successful launch of this initiative continues in the eastern part of the country, Kherlen River. In particular, a meeting was held in Khentii province on 19 July 2018, to discuss cooperation and opportunities of parties to implement Kherlen River’s plastic waste disposal. Representatives from Dornod, Khentii, Baganuur, and WWF-Mongolia participated in the meeting. The parties agreed one of the issues Kherlen River facing is a waste and they exchanged views on how to solve this problem.
During the meeting, the sides agreed to jointly collaborate on "Plastic free Kherlen River" campaign. Within this framework, a nationwide cleaning of the Kherlen River will be organized in July 2018 and will promote publicity of plastic waste. The sides also developed a work plan for the coming fall and expressed their willingness to work for a successful campaign.