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Establishment of a PET recovery and buy-back center

Description

To help reduce ocean plastic pollution, UNDP Comoros is helping the government of Comoros to introduce innovative financial mechanisms for plastic waste recovery, reuse, and recycling. The project will not only reduce plastic waste, but it will also create new economic opportunities for communities through the creation of plastic waste recovery and buy-back centers.

  • Innovative financial mechanisms
    It targets to introduce a simple financial mechanism for the purchase of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics and aluminum cans that will encourage collectors/producers to bring in recyclable waste in bulk, creating decent green jobs in the process.
  • Public-private partnerships
    The partnership with the private sector and NGOs seeks to effectively manage the financial and sustainable operation programs for the plastic waste buy-back and recycling recovery system.
  • Creation of new livelihoods
    By increasing the value of recyclable materials and through its PET buy-back system, the municipality, supported by the national waste agency and the national protected areas agency is targeted to be able to generate stable and sustainable revenues of at least US$500,000 per year from plastics taxes and bought plastics.

 

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

Details
Establishment of a PET recovery and buy-back center
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  • Innovator UNDP Country Office, Comoros
  • OIC Financing
    USD 250,000
  • Beneficiary Union of Comoros
  • Category
    United Nations (UN)
  • Focal Point
    Anliyat Mze Ahmed Abdallah
  • Establishment of a PET recovery and buy-back center
    Establishment of a PET recovery and buy-back center
  • Establishment of a PET recovery and buy-back center
    Establishment of a PET recovery and buy-back center
  • Establishment of a PET recovery and buy-back center
    Establishment of a PET recovery and buy-back center