On September 16, in the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, “EcOzone: Fridge Waste Art” interactive exhibition took place in the Yerevan Zoo.
Disused refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, and other refrigerant-containing appliances are hazardous waste. Improper recycling of this out-of-use equipment causes emission of gases that destroy the ozone layer and are dangerous for public health and the environment.
During the “EcOzone: Fridge Waste Art” interactive project-exhibition the beforementioned “representatives” of household equipment have been transformed into original art-objects.
The initiative is implemented by “For Equal Rights” Educational Center NGO with the support of the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia and with the professional assistance of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and is part of “Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building” Project.