>Project title:Improving package waste policies and system
Summary: The project aims to contribute towards improved policies on package waste and establishing of system for package waste collection and recycling.
The goal was reached by strengthening the capacities of the legal entity of waste collectors and recyclers PETRA to propose and negotiate policy improvements to the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, as well as to initiate establishing a system for package waste management in accordance with the existing capacities of the country. In order to educate the citizens on economical and environmental benefits from proper package waste treatment, polices and systems, and thus, to increase the public pressure on the central government for policy and system improvements, the project will conduct a public awareness campaign.
During the project life, following results were achieved: Implemented public awareness rising campaign on environmental and economical issues related to waste selection, collection and recycling;  Proposal for improved polices on packaging and package waste submitted to the Ministry for Environment and Physical Planning by the legal entity representing the waste collectors and recyclers PETRA; A plan for establishment of self-sustainable system for waste collection and recycling designed by the legal entity of the waste collector’s and recyclers PETRA.
Period of implementation:  January- July, 2009
Donor: Royal Embassy of Netherlands, MATRA-KAP

Client services
Local Economic Development
Environmental protection
Inclusion of marginalized groups
Forming  public - private partnership of informal collectors
Law on packaging and waste packaging:
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