The online consultation on the Roadmap for Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging Waste in Ukraine took place on 11 February 2022.
Meeting objectives, expected outputs and outcomes were to:
- present the findings and recommendations to establish an Extended Producer Responsibility system for the packaging waste in Ukraine,
- present the preliminary findings of the report and recommendation on engaging with the private sector in establishing the EPR systems for packaging in Ukraine,
- discuss roadmap for seting-up of EPR for packaging in Ukraine, and
- discuss future support that Ukraine may require in establishing the EPR principle.
The meeting gathered participants from relevant governmental institutions, local authorities, UNEP, academia, 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 is 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.
To this end, UNEP, in collaboration with the implementing partners, is organising the online Consultation Meeting on the Roadmap for Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging Waste in Ukraine.