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An EPR Scheme for plastic and packaging wastes

Description

Every year, the Maldives generates nearly 22,000 tons of plastic waste, and, due to poor waste management practices, as much as a third of it ends up in our coastal areas. With support from the OIC, adelphi GmbH is helping the Government of the Maldives to put in place a national Extended Producer Responsibility framework that will help the Maldives to close the loop on plastics wastes to reduce ocean pollution. 

  • Improved waste knowledge base for decision-making
    Both Maldives' policymakers and entrepreneurs from its private sector will benefit from an enhanced plastic and packaging waste management knowledge base as decision-support to establishing a regulated waste management system.
  • Public-private partnerships
    The innovators engaged stakeholders from the public sector, private sector, and civil society to improve their understanding of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme to ensure ownership and discuss their roles and responsibilities within it.
  • Creation of national Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme
    It involves the design of an innovation-stimulating EPR scheme for plastic and packaging waste and enables the Ministry of Environment (MoE) to transpose it into national law.

 

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Implications on Small Island Developing States (SIDS): A Guideline for implementation of EPR in SIDS to fight increasing plastic marine litter.

adelphi and ZeroWaste Maldives EPR Manual (2023)

This handbook aims to provide background information on EPR to all stakeholders along the value chain of a product as well as to country policy makers, to highlight the benefits of such a system and different tools for implementation, to show best practice examples as well as to refer to SIDS countries particularly affected by dysfunctional waste management and to provide action instructions and stakeholder implications for efficient implementation.  Read I  Download the EPR Manual for SIDS

IMPLEMENTATION STATUS: Completed. They've shared updates on their work and what they've achieved in 2023. Read here.

 

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For more, visit https://zerowastemaldives.com/epr-maldives/

 

 

Details
Developing an EPR scheme for plastic and packaging waste in the Maldives
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Innovator adelphi consult GmbH
  • OIC Financing
    USD 233,725
  • Beneficiary The Republic of Maldives , Germany
  • Category
    Private Sector
  • Focal Point
    Paolo Facco,
    Afrah Ismail (Zero Waste Maldives)
  • Developing an EPR scheme for plastic and packaging waste in the Maldives
    Developing an EPR scheme for plastic and packaging waste in the Maldives
  • Developing an EPR scheme for plastic and packaging waste in the Maldives
    Developing an EPR scheme for plastic and packaging waste in the Maldives
  • Developing an EPR scheme for plastic and packaging waste in the Maldives
    Developing an EPR scheme for plastic and packaging waste in the Maldives
  • Developing an EPR scheme for plastic and packaging waste in the Maldives
    Developing an EPR scheme for plastic and packaging waste in the Maldives