07. June 2021

The GREENTOUR project would like to thank the Tazar App waste collection and sorting team for their fruitful collaboration.

At the beginning of 2021 GREENTOUR project and Tazar App waste collection and sorting team signed a cooperation agreement aimed at stimulating the implementation of SCP practices among tourist enterprises.

In just six months of collaboration, the Tazar App was fully translated into the Kyrgyz language, in addition, a system of news and event notifications and a news feed were introduced.

It is also worth noting that the Tazar App team took an active part in a number of events organized as part of the project, which in turn contributed to the promotion of the application among the subjects of the tourism sector.

With the beginning of the summer season and active trips of citizens to nature parks and mountains, we all see a huge amount of litter left by holidaymakers. Significant help in the fight against pollution and the implementation of conscious consumption is provided by private initiatives, among them Tazar, a team that has proven itself a reliable partner.

The Tazar App is an initiative aimed at reducing the ecological footprint. Tazar aims to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills by systematizing recycling drop-offs in Kyrgyzstan. Using the app, you can find recyclables collection points on a map and arrange for removal through the app. For each kilogram of recyclable waste, the app user is awarded points, which can be exchanged for various bonuses, such as cultural entertainment - tickets to museums, exhibitions, as well as books, a day trip to the mountains, zero-waste workshop, accommodation in guest houses and much more.

The app is available for download on Android and iOS and is completely free. In its turn the Greentour project encourages all citizens to consume consciously and adopt responsible travel habits when traveling and travelling.

The GREENTOUR project is funded by the European Union’s SWITCH-Asia program and implemented by Helvetas Intercooperation GGMBH together with the European Center for Eco and Agrotourism Stichting Netherlands (ECEAT), the Kyrgyz Association of Tour Operators (KATO) and the Kyrgyz Community-Based Tourism Association (KCBT).