The Online Consultative Working Group Meeting on Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) schemes in Ukraine took place on 13 September 2021 in a virtual format.
The meeting aimed to present the preliminary findings of the draft recommendations report for the elaboration of a draft packaging waste law in Ukraine, present and discuss the needs and priorities and agree upon the next steps for developing an effective EPR scheme in the country.
Meeting objectives were to:
- Present the findings for Ukraine from the draft regional analytical report.
- Discuss and present the preliminary findings of the draft recommendations report for the elaboration of a draft packaging waste law in Ukraine.
- Discuss the Ukrainian framework laws, draft waste management legislation and draft packaging and packaging waste legislation.
- Exchange knowledge on the current status of the Ukrainian waste management system.
- Discuss expectations from the roadmap to establish an EPR system for the packaging waste in Ukraine.
The meeting gathered relevant governmental institutions, local authorities, UNEP, private sector and CSOs in Ukraine.
The application of strategic approaches to waste management can assist in addressing countries’ overarching waste management challenges. To this end, within EU4Environment’s component 2.4 on “The use of strategic approaches on waste management” UNEP supports countries in promoting development of comprehensive sustainable waste management policies and policy instruments. More specifically, under Activity 2.4.2 Initiating/assisting the establishment of Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) schemes, UNEP provides technical assistance to partner countries in the establishment of EPR schemes for the packaging waste streams. This will be achieved through the provision of advisory services and capacity development/trainings to policy makers, businesses and business associations, as well as Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other stakeholders.