“I believe in the vision of ISA and this is why the past 2 years I have been applying for it. For me, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to raise my voice on transforming the international trade and shipping industry sustainably by promoting packaging recycling practices in Georgia and other developing countries after carefully researching German Sustainability best practices.”

Tamar Abzianidze from Georgia is a sustainability researcher and lawyer. She works to address the scarcity of sorting & recycling packaging at a shipping company in Georgia, which lacks a proper waste management system. Tamar kick-started the first cardboard-polyethene packaging recycling project in a shipping company. Tamar completed B.A and M.A. in International Law with honours. She recently created the platform,“ParCycling” to promote 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).

Tamar’s ISA project researches sustainable shipping & packaging recycling practices, regulations and the tracer-based sorting system as well as explores the phenomenon of the underrepresentation of women in logistics. Her ISA project’s goal is to gain hands-on experience through visiting recycling companies and sharing acquired knowledge with Georgian society and establishing the Hamburg-Tbilisi Packaging Union. Her ISA project contributes to the UN SDGs 5, 12, 13, and 17 respectively.